REDE SISBIOTA is a new research network designed to investigate how landscape-scale forest loss affects regional biodiversity patterns of and processes in anthropogenic landscapes of Brazil. Dr Deborah Faria (Universidade Estadual de Santa Cruz, UESC) and her hard-working colleagues are collaborating with BIOFRAG, contributing their data from multi taxonomic surveys of species and ecological processes such as fruit removal rates, seed dispersal, and recruitment within the fragmented landscapes of South Bahia State.

This is incredibly useful: (1) the datasets encompass different taxonomic groups, (2) data have been collected in a region severely threatened by fragmentation through recent deforestation and degradation, (3) the data will allow us to compare biodiversity responses in South Bahia to those in in fragmented Atlantic Forests (provided by Dr Chris Banks-Leite).


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