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High abundance of an exotic amphipod indicates disturbance in tropical rainforests

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Autor(es):
Matavelli, Cristiane [1] ; Uehara-Prado, Marcio [2]
Número total de Autores: 2
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Estadual Paulista UNESP, Inst Biociencias, Programa Pos Grad Zool, BR-13506900 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Estadual Campinas UNICAMP, Inst Biol, Programa Pos Grad Zool, BR-13084971 Campinas, SP - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 2
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: ECOLOGICAL INDICATORS; v. 41, p. 75-78, JUN 2014.
Citações Web of Science: 1
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Previous studies have proposed terrestrial amphipods as potential bioindicators of forest condition. In order to investigate the response of the exotic terrestrial amphipod Talitroides topitotum (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Talitridae) to anthropogenic disturbances and its potential as a bioindicator, we compared its abundance among three forest reserves in southeastern Brazil, under different types and intensities of disturbance. We observed significantly higher abundances in disturbed sites compared to undisturbed sites in two of the reserves sampled, corroborating previous studies. In the third reserve, in which both forest disturbance and the abundance of amphipods were much lower than in the other two reserves, there was no significant difference between the sampling sites. We also speculate about the potential use of terrestrial amphipods as global indicators of forest disturbance. (C) 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 05/00328-0 - Ecologia e sistemática de Lepidoptera
Beneficiário:Cristiane Matavelli
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Programa Capacitação - Treinamento Técnico