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Effects of agriculture and topography on tropical amphibian species and communities

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Autor(es):
Ribeiro, Jr., Jose Wagner [1, 2] ; Siqueira, Tadeu [1] ; Brejao, Gabriel Lourenco [3] ; Zipkin, Elise F. [2]
Número total de Autores: 4
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Sao Paulo State Univ Unesp, Inst Biosci, Ave 24A 1515, BR-13506900 Rio Claro, SP - Brazil
[2] Evolutionary Biol & Behav Program, Dept Integrat Biol & Ecol, E Lansing, MI 48824 - USA
[3] Sao Paulo State Univ Unesp, Inst Biosci Humanities & Exact Sci, Rua Cristovao Colombo 2265, BR-15054000 Sao Jose Do Rio Preto, SP - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 3
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: Ecological Applications; v. 28, n. 6, p. 1554-1564, SEP 2018.
Citações Web of Science: 2
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Habitat loss is the greatest threat to the persistence of forest-dependent amphibians, but it is not the only factor influencing species occurrences. The composition of the surrounding matrix, structure of stream networks, and topography are also important landscape characteristics influencing amphibian distributions. Tropical forests have high diversity and endemism of amphibians, but little is known about the specific responses of many of these species to landscape features. In this paper, we quantify the response of amphibian species and communities to landscape-scale characteristics in streams within the fragmented Brazilian Atlantic Forest. We surveyed amphibian communities during a rainy season in 50 independent stream segments using Standardized Acoustic and Visual Transect Sampling (active) and Automated Acoustic Recorders (passive) methods. We developed a hierarchical multi-species occupancy model to quantify the influence of landscape-scale characteristics (forest cover, agriculture, catchment area, stream density, and slope) on amphibian occurrence probabilities while accounting for imperfect detection of species using the two survey methods. At the community level, we estimated an overall mean positive relationship between amphibian occurrence probabilities and forest cover, and a negative relationship with agriculture. Catchment area and slope were negatively related with amphibian community structure (95% credible interval {[}CI] did not overlap zero). The species-level relationships with landscape covariates were highly variable but showed similar patterns to those at the community level. Species detection probabilities varied widely and were influenced by the sampling method. For most species, the active method resulted in higher detection probabilities than the passive approach. Our findings suggest that small streams and flat topography lead to higher amphibian occurrence probabilities for many species in Brazil's Atlantic Forest. Our results combined with land use and topographic maps can be used to make predictions of amphibian occurrences and distributions beyond our study area. Such projections can be useful to determine where to conduct future research and prioritize conservation efforts in human-modified landscapes. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 13/50421-2 - Novos métodos de amostragem e ferramentas estatísticas para pesquisa em biodiversidade: integrando ecologia de movimento com ecologia de população e comunidade
Beneficiário:Milton Cezar Ribeiro
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Regular
Processo FAPESP: 14/07113-8 - Estrutura e dinâmica de metacomunidade de anuros associados aos riachos de Mata Atlântica: uma abordagem hierárquica que considera a detecção imperfeita das espécies
Beneficiário:José Wagner Ribeiro Júnior
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Doutorado
Processo FAPESP: 12/21916-0 - Relações entre o processo de desmatamento e os padrões de diversidade de peixes em riachos da Amazônia Ocidental
Beneficiário:Gabriel Lourenço Brejão
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Doutorado
Processo FAPESP: 16/07469-2 - Influência da cobertura florestal em comunidades de anfíbios: agrupamento a priori de espécies em modelos de ocupação multi-espécies
Beneficiário:José Wagner Ribeiro Júnior
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Exterior - Estágio de Pesquisa - Doutorado
Processo FAPESP: 13/50424-1 - Scaling biodiversity in tropical and boreal streams: implications for diversity mapping and environmental assessment (ScaleBio)
Beneficiário:Tadeu de Siqueira Barros
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Regular