John H. Rappole

Decadal changes and delayed avian species losses due to deforestation in the northern Neotropics

Published on 2013-10-08 in PeerJ, vol 1. DOI: 10.7717/peerj.179
How avifauna respond to the long-term loss and fragmentation of tropical forests is a critical issue in biodiversity management. We use data from over 30 years to gain insights into such changes in the northernmost Neotropical rainforest in the Sierra de Los Tuxtlas of southern Veracruz, Mexico. This region has been extensively deforested over the past half-century. The Estación de Biología Tropical Los Tuxtlas, of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), protects a 640 ha… Read more