Neotropical

Distribution of mammal functional diversity in the Neotropical realm: Influence of land-use and extinction risk

Functional diversity represents a measure of diversity that incorporates the role of species in an ecosystem, and therefore its dynamics and resilience. Assessing its drivers and spatial variation represents an important step forward in our understanding of functional ecosystem dynamics and it is also necessary to achieve a comprehensive conservation planning. In this paper, we assessed mammal functional diversity...

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Environmental determinants and spatial mismatch of mammal diversity measures in Colombia

Environmental determinants and spatial mismatch of mammal diversity measures in Colombia

La inclusión de medidas complementarias de diversidad en los estudios de ecología y conservación debería mejorar nuestra capacidad de establecer vínculos entre los ensamblajes de especies y los ecosistemas. Medidas recientes como la diversidad filogenética y la funcional han mejorado nuestra comprensión de los patrones de ensamblaje de las especies y los ecosistemas, lo que ha permitido mejorar las...

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 Spatial patterns of species and functional diversity in Costa Rican terrestrial mammals: implications for conservation

Spatial patterns of species and functional diversity in Costa Rican terrestrial mammals: implications for conservation

Functional diversity is a relatively recent approach to quantify species diversity and may provide a better understanding of the linkages between biological diversity and ecosystem functioning. Understanding the relationships between mammal species richness and functional diversity, the factors that influence these relationships, and the spatial scale at which they operate, can improve our knowledge of ecosystem functioning and may...

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