Experts and Doctors on forests in Brazil
Trujillo Arias N, Dantas G, ArbelÃ¡ez CortÃ©s E, Naoki K, GÃ³mez M, Santos F, et al
. The niche and phylogeography of a passerine reveal the history of biological diversification between the Andean and the Atlantic forests. Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2017;112:107-121 pubmed publisher
..In addition, we discussed taxonomic implications of the results and proposed to split the studied taxon into two full species. ..
de Santana Miglionico M, Viana L. A new species of Caryospora LÃ©ger, 1904 (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) from the Guanabara spotted night snake Siphlophis pulcher (Raddi) (Reptilia: Dipsadidae) in the Atlantic Forest, Brazil. Syst Parasitol. 2017;94:621-625 pubmed publisher
..0-2.0Â Ã—Â 3.0-4.5Â Âµm). Sporocyst residuum composed of granules of differing sizes. Sporozoites with striations. This is the sixth record of a species of Caryospora in snakes of the family Dipsadidae in Brazil. ..
Londero J, Dos Santos C, Segatto A, Passaglia Schuch A. Impacts of UVB radiation on food consumption of forest specialist tadpoles. Ecotoxicol Environ Saf. 2017;143:12-18 pubmed publisher
..This work contributes to better understand the process of weight loss observed in tadpoles exposed to UVB radiation and emphasizes the susceptibility of forest specialist amphibian species to sunlight-induced genotoxicity. ..
Gonçalves G, Cerqueira P, Brasil L, Santos M. The role of climate and environmental variables in structuring bird assemblages in the Seasonally Dry Tropical Forests (SDTFs). PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0176066 pubmed publisher
..This scenario has demonstrated how climatic factors affect individuals, and, therefore, should be the starting point for conservation initiatives to be developed in xeric environments. ..
Thomas E, Valdivia J, Alcázar Caicedo C, Quaedvlieg J, Wadt L, Corvera R. NTFP harvesters as citizen scientists: Validating traditional and crowdsourced knowledge on seed production of Brazil nut trees in the Peruvian Amazon. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0183743 pubmed publisher
..Productivity estimates might even be sourced from harvesters through registers on an annual basis, thus allowing a more cost-efficient and robust monitoring of productivity levels...
Batilani Filho M, Hernandez M. Decline of Ecological Functions Performed by Dung Beetles in Areas of Atlantic Forest and Contribution of Rollers and Tunnellers in Organic Matter Removal. Environ Entomol. 2017;46:784-793 pubmed publisher
..These results highlight the implications of environmental disturbances on the functions of dung beetles, which respond differently according to the resource they use...
Mauro Secco J, Elias S, Valletta de Carvalho C, Dale Cotrim Guerreiro da Silva I, Jung de Campos K, Facina G, et al
. Mammographic density among indigenous women in forested areas in the state of Amapá, Brazil: a cross-sectional study. Sao Paulo Med J. 2017;135:355-362 pubmed publisher
..001) and estrogen levels (P < 0.01). The majority of the indigenous women had non-dense breasts. Age, menopausal status and FSH and estrogen levels were associated with mammographic density. ..
Iserhard C, Romanowski H, Richter A, Mendonça M. Monitoring Temporal Variation to Assess Changes in the Structure of Subtropical Atlantic Forest Butterfly Communities. Environ Entomol. 2017;46:804-813 pubmed publisher
..Decision making and public policy might also benefit from knowledge on temporal patterns of diversity regarding the maintenance of native habitats and integrity of biomes and their associated fauna...
Junqueira A, Levis C, Bongers F, Peña Claros M, Clement C, Costa F, et al
. Response to Comment on "Persistent effects of pre-Columbian plant domestication on Amazonian forest composition". Science. 2017;358: pubmed publisher
..We formally show that post-Columbian human influences on Amazonian forests are indeed important, but they have played a smaller role when compared to the persistent effects of pre-Columbian human activities on current forest composition...