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title Pipe refuge occupancy by herpetofauna in the Amazonia/Cerrado ecotone
authors Ferreira, E; Rocha, RG; Malvasio, A; Fonseca, C
author full name Ferreira, Eduardo; Rocha, Rita Gomes; Malvasio, Adriana; Fonseca, Carlos
title Pipe refuge occupancy by herpetofauna in the Amazonia/Cerrado ecotone
nationality internacional
source HERPETOLOGICAL JOURNAL
language English
document type Article
author keywords height; Hylidae; PVC refugia; Scincidae; vegetation type
keywords plus TREEFROG HYLA-VERSICOLOR; REPRODUCTIVE MODES; ATLANTIC FOREST; SITE; CONSERVATION; AMPHIBIANS; DIVERSITY; REPTILES; WETLANDS; HABITAT
abstract We evaluated the usefulness of arboreal pipe refuges for studying Neotropical herpetofauna, by quantifying the effects of microhabitat variables and pipe colouration on pipe occupancy rates. We used fifty five sets of refuges that each comprised three pipes with different colours (white, grey and black). We recorded 122 occupancy events by four hylid and one scincid species. Refuge colour did not significantly affect occupancy rates. Environmental data explained a significant portion (10.6%) of the total variance of occupancy, with vegetation type and height of opening being most important.
author address [Ferreira, Eduardo; Rocha, Rita Gomes; Fonseca, Carlos] Univ Aveiro, Dept Biol, P-3810193 Aveiro, Portugal; [Ferreira, Eduardo; Rocha, Rita Gomes; Fonseca, Carlos] Univ Aveiro, CESAM, P-3810193 Aveiro, Portugal
reprint address Ferreira, E (reprint author), Univ Aveiro, Dept Biol, Campus Univ Santiago, P-3810193 Aveiro, Portugal.
e-mail address elferreira@ua.pt
researcherid number Rocha, Rita/F-9845-2012; Fonseca, Carlos/D-9744-2011; Ferreira, Eduardo/G-2291-2010; CESAM, UA/M-3762-2015
orcid number Rocha, Rita/0000-0002-4410-3648; Fonseca, Carlos/0000-0001-6559-7133; Ferreira, Eduardo/0000-0003-0497-6118;
funding agency and grant number Fundacao Ciencia e Tecnologia [POPH-QREN, SFRH/BD/23191/2005, SFRH/BD/24767/2005]; Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Cientifico e Tecnologico, Brazil
funding text We acknowledge the institutions: Parque Estadual do Cantao, Fazendas Santa Fe e Aguas do Papagaio, Fazenda Lago Verde, ECOTROPICAL (partnership between Universidade de Aveiro and Instituto Ecologica) and NATURATINS, for the logistic support. We thank the editor, Robert Jehle, and two anonymous reviewers who greatly contributed to the improvement of this manuscript. This project was partially supported by two PhD grants by Fundacao Ciencia e Tecnologia (Program POPH-QREN) to Eduardo Ferreira (ref: SFRH/BD/23191/2005) and Rita Rocha (ref: SFRH/BD/24767/2005). Adriana Malvasio received fellowship support from Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Cientifico e Tecnologico, Brazil. Fieldwork was performed under the permits of federal (ICMBio - permit: 13546-3) and state (NATURATINS - permit: 002/2008) conservancy agencies.
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cited reference count 24
times cited 3
total times cited count (wos, bci, and cscd) 3
publisher BRITISH HERPETOL SOC
publisher city LONDON
publisher address C/O ZOOL SOC LONDON REGENTS PARK, LONDON NW1 4RY, ENGLAND
issn 0268-0130
29-character source abbreviation HERPETOL J
iso source abbreviation Herpetolog. J.
publication date JAN
year published 2012
volume 22
issue 1
beginning page 59
ending page 62
page count 4
web of science category Zoology
subject category Zoology
document delivery number 918SP
unique article identifier WOS:000302271700008
link http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/bhs/thj