Journal article

Influence of life-history traits on the occurrence of carnivores within exotic Eucalyptus plantations

Daniela F Teixeira, Gurutzeta Guillera-Arroita, Renato R Hilario, Carlos Fonseca, Luis Miguel Rosalino

Diversity and Distributions: a journal of conservation biogeography | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

Aim The world's forested area has been declining, especially in developing countries. In contrast, forest plantations are increasing, particularly exotic Eucalyptus plantations, which cover nowadays over 20 million ha worldwide. This global landscape change affects native communities, especially those at higher trophic levels that are affected by bottom–up cascading effects, such as carnivores. We seek to identify the general life‐history traits of mammalian carnivore species that use exotic Eucalyptus plantations. Location We reviewed 55 studies reporting carnivore presence in Eucalyptus plantations worldwide. Methods We consider seven species life‐history traits (generation length, socia..

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Awarded by FEDER/COMPETE2020 -Programa Operacional Competitividade e Internacionalizacao (POCI)/OE/FCT/MCTES


Awarded by Fundacao para a Ciencia e a Tecnologia (FCT)


Funding Acknowledgements

Coordenacao de Aperfeicoamento de Pessoal de Nivel Superior (CAPES), Grant/Award Number: 88881.314420/201901; FEDER/COMPETE2020 -Programa Operacional Competitividade e Internacionalizacao (POCI)/OE/FCT/MCTES, Grant/Award Number: POCI-01-0145FEDER-028204, UID/AMB/50017/2019 and UIDB/00329/2020; Fundacao para a Ciencia e a Tecnologia (FCT), Grant/Award Number: SFRH/BD/131608/2017