Journal Information
Vol. 17. Issue 2.
Pages 41-90 (April - June 2019)
Essays and perspectives
Global endemics-area relationships of vascular plants
Carsten Hobohm, Monika Janišová, Manuel Steinbauer, Sara Landi, Richard Field, Sula Vanderplank, Carl Beierkuhnlein, John-Arvid Grytnes, Ole Reidar Vetaas, Alessandra Fidelis, Lea de Nascimento, Vincent Ralph Clark, José María Fernández-Palacios, Scott Franklin, Riccardo Guarino, Jihong Huang, Pavel Krestov, Keping Ma, Vladimir Onipchenko, Mike W. Palmer, Marcelo Fragomeni Simon, Christian Stolz, Alessandro Chiarucci
Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation. 2019;17:41-9

  • Endemics–area relationships (EARs) are largely lacking for plants.

  • Our new EAR method overcomes key biases to model expected numbers of plant endemics.

  • Our global model for vascular plants is Endemics=0.00001227·Area1.195 (area in km2).

  • The model gives baseline endemism for circular areas in the range 104–108km2E=0.0000127·A1.195.

  • The average area needed for at least one endemic vascular plant species as 12,875km2.

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Research letter
Impacts of climate changes on spatio-temporal diversity patterns of Atlantic Forest primates
Adriana Almeida de Lima, Milton Cezar Ribeiro, Carlos Eduardo de Viveiros Grelle, Míriam Plaza Pinto
Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation. 2019;17:50-6

  • Spatial richness patterns will be maintained in the future but with a general loss in species number.

  • Spatial beta diversity will increase in the future, enhancing the spatial heterogeneity.

  • Beta diversity will change through time.

  • Changes in spatial and temporal beta diversity are mainly in turnover and nestedness, respectively.

  • Beta diversity changes may be due to reductions in primates distributions.

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Climate change will drive mammal species loss and biotic homogenization in the Cerrado Biodiversity Hotspot
José Hidasi-Neto, Daiany Caroline Joner, Fernando Resende, Lara de Macedo Monteiro, Frederico Valtuille Faleiro, Rafael Dias Loyola, Marcus Vinicius Cianciaruso
Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation. 2019;17:57-63

  • Niche modelling and Alpha and Beta diversity analyses in Brazilian Cerrado.

  • Biotic homogenization in Southern Cerrado.

  • Species richness loss throughout Cerrado.

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Use of habitats by donkeys and cattle within a protected area of the Caatinga dry forest biome in northeastern Brazil
Douglas M. Dias, Rodrigo L. Massara, Adriana Bocchiglieri
Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation. 2019;17:64-70

  • None of the covariates tested influenced the occupancy probability of the cattle.

  • The occupancy of donkey was influenced positively by the distance from the nearest ranch.

  • The habitat type influenced the detection of species.

  • The probability of detection of herbivores was higher in the shrubby-arboreal Caatinga.

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Opinion paper
Hunting in Brazil: What are the options?
Chiara Bragagnolo, Gabriela M. Gama, Felipe A.S. Vieira, João Vitor Campos-Silva, Enrico Bernard, Ana C.M. Malhado, Ricardo A. Correia, Paul Jepson, Sergio H.C. de Carvalho, Márcio A. Efe, Richard J. Ladle
Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation. 2019;17:71-9

  • Hunting is banned in Brazil.

  • Illegal hunting in Brazil is widespread and cultural embedded.

  • Data about wildlife, habitat distribution and motivations for hunting are lacking.

  • Main factors driving non-compliance are analyzed and discussed.

  • Policy options to deal with hunting in the future are proposed.

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Policy forums
There is hope for achieving ambitious Atlantic Forest restoration commitments
Renato Crouzeilles, Edson Santiami, Marcos Rosa, Ludmila Pugliese, Pedro H.S. Brancalion, Ricardo R. Rodrigues, Jean P. Metzger, Miguel Calmon, Carlos A. de M. Scaramuzza, Marcelo H. Matsumoto, Aurelio Padovezi, Rubens de M. Benini, Rafael B. Chaves, Thiago Metzker, Rafael B. Fernandes, Fabio R. Scarano, Jair Schmitt, Gabriel Lui, Pedro Christ, Rodrigo M. Vieira, Mateus M.D. Senta, Gustavo A. Malaguti, Bernardo B.N. Strassburg, Severino Pinto
Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation. 2019;17:80-3
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Silent loss: Misapplication of an environmental law compromises conservation in a Brazilian biodiversity hotspot
Deise Tatiane Bueno Miola, Ana Paula Marinho, Roberta Lima Campos Dayrell, Fernando Augusto Oliveira Silveira
Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation. 2019;17:84-9

  • Inadequate application of the CONAMA resolution 423/2010 threatens conservation in campo rupestre (CR).

  • The list of bioindicator species currently used comprises only 2.9% of the known flora of the CR.

  • There is no scientific basis to support sere classification in CR.

  • CR is in a retrogressive phase of ecological succession.

  • Revising and creating specific legislation to protect the CR is pressing.

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Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation

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