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dc.contributor.authorda Silva, Fernando Rodrigues-
dc.contributor.authorCandeira, Carolina Panin-
dc.contributor.authorRossa-Feres, Denise de Cerqueira-
dc.identifier.citationBiodiversity and Conservation. Dordrecht: Springer, v. 21, n. 6, p. 1411-1424, 2012.-
dc.description.abstractIn the Neotropics, conversion of natural habitats into agricultural areas is occurring at a high rate, with consequent reduction of habitat complexity in anuran breeding ponds. Identifying features of farmland ponds that allow them to support a high diversity of species is fundamental for successful management and conservation policies and is especially important in Neotropical regions that harbor the highest anuran species richness in the world. Here, we aimed to investigate which environmental descriptors correlate the occurrence of anuran species in tropical farmland ponds in southeastern Brazil. We found that environmental descriptors reflecting the complexity of vegetation in farmland ponds primarily predict the diversity of anuran species in these habitats. Species richness was correlated mainly by vegetation height in the margin, with ponds that exhibit greater stratification harboring a larger number of species. Vegetation height in the interior of ponds, diversity of vegetation in the margin, pond area and hydroperiod were also important variables predicting the abundance of six of 10 anuran species analyzed. Our results show that features of farmland ponds representing increased habitat complexity are key factors in maintaining a high diversity of species, providing a greater variety of microhabitats, both in vertical and horizontal strata, and thus meeting diverse species-specific requirements.en
dc.description.sponsorshipFundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP)-
dc.sourceWeb of Science-
dc.subjectGeneralized linear modelsen
dc.subjectHierarchical partitionen
dc.subjectMesophytic semideciduous foresten
dc.titleDependence of anuran diversity on environmental descriptors in farmland pondsen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCar)-
dc.contributor.institutionServ Autonomo Agua & Esgoto SAAE-
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)-
dc.description.affiliationUniversidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCar), UFSCar, BR-18052780 Sorocaba, SP, Brazil-
dc.description.affiliationServ Autonomo Agua & Esgoto SAAE, BR-13347300 Indaiatuba, SP, Brazil-
dc.description.affiliationUniv Estadual Paulista Julio Mesquita Filho UNESP, Dept Zool & Bot, Sao Jose do Rio Preto, SP, Brazil-
dc.description.affiliationUnespUniv Estadual Paulista Julio Mesquita Filho UNESP, Dept Zool & Bot, Sao Jose do Rio Preto, SP, Brazil-
dc.description.sponsorshipIdFAPESP: 04/12223-5-
dc.description.sponsorshipIdFAPESP: 04/12224-1-
dc.description.sponsorshipIdFAPESP: 01/13341-3-
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dc.relation.ispartofBiodiversity and Conservation-
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