Responses of leaf-litter ant communities to tropical forest wildfires vary with season

Silveira, Juliana M. and Barlow, Jos and Andrade, Rafael B. and Mestre, Luiz A. M. and Lacau, Sebastien and Cochrane, Mark A. (2012) Responses of leaf-litter ant communities to tropical forest wildfires vary with season. Journal of Tropical Ecology, 28 (5). pp. 515-518. ISSN 0266-4674

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Abstract

Fire is an important land-management tool in tropical forest landscapes. However, these fires sometimes escape into surrounding forests (Uhl & Buschbacker 1985), and are one of the most severe disturbances threatening tropical forest biodiversity (Barlow et al 2006). These forest fires have become more frequent over the last decades due to the combined effect of selective logging, fragmentation and abnormal droughts that increase the flammability of forests, and agriculture expansion that brings the ignition sources (Aragão & Shimabukuro 2010).

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Journal of Tropical Ecology
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http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=TRO The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, Journal of Tropical Ecology, 28 (5), pp 515-518 2012, © 2012 Cambridge University Press.
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15 Feb 2013 14:19
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