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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: High Abundance Of An Exotic Amphipod Indicates Disturbance In Tropical Rainforests
Author: Matavelli C.
Uehara-Prado M.
Abstract: Previous studies have proposed terrestrial amphipods as potential bioindicators of forest condition. In order to investigate the response of the exotic terrestrial amphipod Talitroides topitotum (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Talitridae) to anthropogenic disturbances and its potential as a bioindicator, we compared its abundance among three forest reserves in southeastern Brazil, under different types and intensities of disturbance. We observed significantly higher abundances in disturbed sites compared to undisturbed sites in two of the reserves sampled, corroborating previous studies. In the third reserve, in which both forest disturbance and the abundance of amphipods were much lower than in the other two reserves, there was no significant difference between the sampling sites. We also speculate about the potential use of terrestrial amphipods as global indicators of forest disturbance. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2014.01.033
Date Issue: 2014
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