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Historical Fragmentation Shaping Vertebrate Diversification in the Atlantic Forest Biodiversity Hotspot

Leonora P. Costa and Yuri L. R. Leite (eds)

in Bones, Clones, and Biomes: The History and Geography of Recent Neotropical Mammals

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226649191
eISBN:
9780226649214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226649214.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

The Atlantic Forest is one of the world's 32 biodiversity hotspots, reflecting its high levels of plant and animal richness, endemism, and threats. Traditional biogeographic studies, based mainly on ... More


Diversification of Small Mammals in the Atlantic Forest of Brazil: Testing the Alternatives

Márcia C. Lara, Lena Geise, and Christopher J. Schneider

in Mammalian Diversification: From Chromosomes to Phylogeography

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098534
eISBN:
9780520916098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098534.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter examines the phylogeographic patterns among rodents of the Brazilian Atlantic Forest. Based on comparative analyses of mitochondrial DNA sequences from rodents, it suggests that the ... More


Evolution and Systematics of the Atlantic Tree Rats, Genus Phyllomys (Rodentia, Echimyidae), With Description of Two New Species

Yuri Leite

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098497
eISBN:
9780520916074
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098497.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This study focuses on the Atlantic Forest tree rats of the genus Phyllomys (Rodentia: Echimyidae), one of the most poorly understood mammal genera inhabiting the coastal rain forests Brazil, the most ... More


Conclusion: Power, Labor, and the Agro-Environment of Pernambuco's Sugarcane Fields

Thomas D. Rogers

in The Deepest Wounds: A Labor and Environmental History of Sugar in Northeast Brazil

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834336
eISBN:
9781469603902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899588_rogers.13
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This book concludes with the argument that the most dramatic environmental change in the region during the twentieth century was the expansion of cane. Cane occupies over a third of the region's ... More


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