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dc.contributor.authorGaletti, Mauro [UNESP]
dc.contributor.authorBovendorp, Ricardo S. [UNESP]
dc.contributor.authorGuevara, Roger
dc.date.accessioned2018-12-11T17:25:20Z
dc.date.available2018-12-11T17:25:20Z
dc.date.issued2015-05-04
dc.identifierhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gecco.2015.04.008
dc.identifier.citationGlobal Ecology and Conservation, v. 3, p. 824-830.
dc.identifier.issn2351-9894
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11449/177414
dc.description.abstractDefaunation can trigger cascading events in natural communities and may have strong consequences for plant recruitment in tropical forests. Several species of large seed predators, such as deer and peccaries, are facing dramatic population collapse in tropical forests yet we do not have information about the consequences of these extinctions for seed predation. Using remote camera traps we tested if defaunated forests have a lower seed predation rate of a keystone palm (. Euterpe edulis) than pristine areas. Contrary to our expectation, we found that seed predation rates were 2.5 higher in defaunated forests and small rodents were responsible for most of the seeds eaten. Our results found that defaunation leads to changes in the seed predator communities with potential consequences for plant-animal interactions.en
dc.format.extent824-830
dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofGlobal Ecology and Conservation
dc.sourceScopus
dc.subjectAtlantic forest
dc.subjectDefaunation
dc.subjectSeed predation
dc.subjectSmall mammals
dc.subjectTayassu
dc.subjectTrophic cascades
dc.titleDefaunation of large mammals leads to an increase in seed predation in the Atlantic forestsen
dc.typeArtigo
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)
dc.contributor.institutionInstituto de Ecología, A.C. Departamento de Biología Evolutiva
dc.description.affiliationDepartamento de Ecologia, Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), C.P. 199
dc.description.affiliationInstituto de Ecología, A.C. Departamento de Biología Evolutiva, Apartado Postal 63
dc.description.affiliationUnespDepartamento de Ecologia, Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), C.P. 199
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.gecco.2015.04.008
dc.rights.accessRightsAcesso aberto
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unesp.author.orcid0000-0002-8187-8696[1]
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