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Introduced species: domestic mammals are more significant transmitters of parasites to native mammals than are feral mammals
The study of parasitism related to biological invasion has focused on attributes and impacts of parasites as invaders and the impact of introduced hosts on endemic parasitism. Thus, there is currently no study of the ...
Defaunation and fragmentation erode small mammal diversity dimensions in tropical forests
Forest fragmentation and defaunation are considered the main drivers of biodiversity loss, yet the synergistic effects of landscape changes and biotic interactions on assemblage structure have been poorly investigated. ...
Small mammals in a tropical fragmented landscape in Beni, Bolivia
(Elsevier GmbH, 2004)
Selective defaunation affects dung beetle communities in continuous Atlantic rainforest
Overhunting has caused severe decline or local extinction in many large-bodied mammals with direct consequences on plant regeneration, yet little is known about indirect impacts of selective defaunation on commensal species. ...
Vaccinia virus in blood samples of humans, domestic and wild mammals in Brazil
Outbreaks of Vaccinia virus (VACV) affecting cattle and humans have been reported in Brazil in the last 15 years, but the origin of outbreaks remains unknown. Although VACV DNA have been already detected in mice (Mus ...
Differential scaling of locomotor performance in small and large terrestrial mammals
(Company of Biologists Ltd, 2002)
It has been observed that the relationship between locomotor performance and body mass in terrestrial mammals does not follow a single linear trend when the entire range of body mass is considered. Large taxa tend to ...
Post-fire succession of small mammals in the Cerrado of central Brazil
In the Cerrado savannas from Brazil fire events are common and strongly influence the vegetation structure and, consequently, the associated small mammals. In this paper, we investigate changes in the structure of small ...