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metadata.artigo.dc.title: Effects of biotic and abiotic factors on the temporal dynamic of bat-fruit interactions
metadata.artigo.dc.creator: Laurindo, Rafael de Souza
Gregorin, Renato
Tavares, Davi Castro
metadata.artigo.dc.subject: Seasonality
Climate change
Availability fruits
metadata.artigo.dc.publisher: Elsevier Aug-2017
metadata.artigo.dc.identifier.citation: LAURINDO, R. de S.; GREGORIN, R.; TAVARES, D. C. Effects of biotic and abiotic factors on the temporal dynamic of bat-fruit interactions. Acta Oecologica, [S.l.], v. 83, p. 38-47, Aug. 2017.
metadata.artigo.dc.description.abstract: Mutualistic interactions between animals and plants vary over time and space based on the abundance of fruits or animals and seasonality. Little is known about this temporal dynamic and the influence of biotic and abiotic factors on the structure of interaction networks. We evaluated changes in the structure of network interactions between bats and fruits in relation to variations in rainfall. Our results suggest that fruit abundance is the main variable responsible for temporal changes in network attributes, such as network size, connectance, and number of interactions. In the same way, temperature positively affected the abundance of fruits and bats. An increase in temperature and alterations in rainfall patterns, due to human induced climate change, can cause changes in phenological patterns and fruit production, with negative consequences to biodiversity maintenance, ecological interactions, and ecosystem functioning.
metadata.artigo.dc.language: en_US
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