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Distance to range edge determines sensitivity to deforestation

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Author(s):
Orme, C. David L. [1] ; Mayor, Sarah [1, 2] ; dos Anjos, Luiz [3] ; Develey, Pedro F. [4] ; Hatfield, Jack H. [1] ; Morante-Filho, Jose Carlos [5, 6] ; Tylianakis, Jason M. [7, 1] ; Uezu, Alexandre [8] ; Banks-Leite, Cristina [1]
Total Authors: 9
Affiliation:
[1] Imperial Coll London, Dept Life Sci, Ascot, Berks - England
[2] Univ Zurich, Dept Evolutionary Biol & Environm Studies, Irchel Campus, Zurich - Switzerland
[3] Univ Estadual Londrina, Programa Posgrad Ciencias Biol, Lab Ornitol & Bioacust, Londrina - Brazil
[4] SAVE Brazil Birdlife Int Afiiliate, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[5] Univ Estadual Feira de Santana, Dept Ciencias Biol, Feira De Santana - Brazil
[6] Univ Estadual Santa Cruz, Programa Posgrad Ecol & Conservacao Biodiversidad, Appl Conservat Ecol Lab, Ilheus - Brazil
[7] Univ Canterbury, Sch Biol Sci, Christchurch - New Zealand
[8] Inst Pesquisas Ecol, Nazare Paulista - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 8
Document type: Journal article
Source: NATURE ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION; v. 3, n. 6, p. 886-891, JUN 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 2
Abstract

It is generally assumed that deforestation affects a species consistently across space, however populations near their geographic range edge may exist at their niche limits and therefore be more sensitive to disturbance. We found that both within and across Atlantic Forest bird species, populations are more sensitive to deforestation when near their range edge. In fact, the negative effects of deforestation on bird occurrences switched to positive in the range core (>829 km), in line with Ellenberg's rule. We show that the proportion of populations at their range core and edge varies across Brazil, suggesting deforestation effects on communities, and hence the most appropriate conservation action, also vary geographically. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 12/51872-5 - ECOFOR: Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning in degraded and recovering Amazonian and Atlantic Forests
Grantee:Carlos Alfredo Joly
Support type: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Thematic Grants