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More at - risk bird species in Brazilian forest than previously thought

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"Our goal was to assess the extinction risk for bird species in the Atlantic Forest of Brazil, a global 'hotspot' of bird diversity," said Russell. "Based on elevation restrictions and forest type requirements, as well as ongoing tropical deforestation ...

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Brazilian Forest Has More At-risk Bird Species Than Previously Thought

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In a study published today in the journal PLOS ONE, a team of researchers led by NJIT Associate Professor Gareth Russell has applied a novel method for linking large-scale habitat fragmentation to population sustainability.

“Our goal was to assess the extinction risk for bird species in the Atlantic Forest of Brazil, a global ‘hotspot’ of bird diversity,” said Russell. “Based on elevation restrictions and forest type requirements, as well as ongoing tropical deforestation, we already knew that most species have access to far less habitat than typically assumed. But what habitat remains is also highly fragmented. Looking at area alone is not enough.”

 

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