Biotropica

Papers
(The TQCC of Biotropica is 5. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-07-01 to 2024-07-01.)
ArticleCitations
Human perturbations reduce dung beetle diversity and dung removal ecosystem function50
Bird diversity and endemism along a land‐use gradient in Madagascar: The conservation value of vanilla agroforests28
Bats and hawkmoths form mixed modules with flowering plants in a nocturnal interaction network27
Detecting successional changes in tropical forest structure using GatorEye drone‐borne lidar24
Primate life history, social dynamics, ecology, and conservation: Contributions from long‐term research in Área de Conservación Guanacaste, Costa Rica24
It is not just about time: Agricultural practices and surrounding forest cover affect secondary forest recovery in agricultural landscapes22
On the floristic identity of Amazonian vegetation types22
The mechanical stability of the world’s tallest broadleaf trees21
Detecting aquatic and terrestrial biodiversity in a tropical estuary using environmental DNA21
Net benefits of a mutualism: Influence of the quality of extrafloral nectar on the colony fitness of a mutualistic ant20
Shade tree traits and microclimate modifications: Implications for pathogen management in biodiverse coffee agroforests19
The effect of flight efficiency on gap‐crossing ability in Amazonian forest birds18
Functional diversity of phyllostomid bats in an urban–rural landscape: A scale‐dependent analysis18
Testing the environmental prediction hypothesis for community‐wide mass flowering in South‐East Asia18
Spatiotemporal dynamics of the ant community in a dry forest differ by vertical strata but not by successional stage17
Bat–flower interaction networks in Caatinga reveal generalized associations and temporal stability17
Additive and non‐additive responses of seedlings to simulated herbivory and drought16
Beyond MAP: A guide to dimensions of rainfall variability for tropical ecology15
Climate and plant structure determine the spatiotemporal butterfly distribution on a tropical mountain15
Evolutionary heritage shapes tree distributions along an Amazon‐to‐Andes elevation gradient15
Impoverished woody seedling assemblages and the regeneration of Caatinga dry forest in a human‐modified landscape15
Fostering local involvement for biodiversity conservation in tropical regions: Lessons from Madagascar during the COVID‐19 pandemic15
Plant species specificity of ant–plant mutualistic interactions: Differential predation of termites by Camponotus crassus on five species of extrafloral nectaries plants15
Geography of roadkills within the Tropical Andes Biodiversity Hotspot: Poorly known vertebrates are part of the toll15
Chemical defenses shift with the seasonal vertical migration of a Panamanian poison frog15
Variation in leaf temperatures of tropical and subtropical trees are related to leaf thermoregulatory traits and not geographic distributions15
Changing the main course: strong bat visitation to the ornithophilous mistletoe Psittacanthus robustus (Loranthaceae) in a Neotropical savanna14
Habitat structure mediates vulnerability to climate change through its effects on thermoregulatory behavior14
Exponential rise in the discovery of endemic plants underscores the need to conserve the Indian savannas14
Genetic diversity and functional connectivity of a critically endangered salamander13
Improved household living standards can restore dry tropical forests13
Long‐term monitoring of seed dispersal by Asian elephants in a Sundaland rainforest13
Landscape heterogeneity shapes bird phylogenetic responses at forest–matrix interfaces in Atlantic Forest, Brazil12
Temporal interactions and moon illumination effect on mammals in a tropical semievergreen forest of Manas National Park, Assam, India12
Potential impacts of COVID‐19 on tropical forest recovery12
A meta‐analysis of tropical land‐use change effects on the soil microbiome: Emerging patterns and knowledge gaps12
Permeability of Neotropical agricultural lands to a key native ungulate—Are well‐connected forests important?12
Midges not only sucks, but may carry lethal pathogens to wild amphibians11
Seasonal isotopic niche of a rodent: High between‐individual variation but no changes in individual niche width during the rich‐resource period11
When waterholes get busy, rare interactions thrive: Photographic evidence of a jaguar (Panthera onca) killing an ocelot (Leopardus pardalis)11
Insights into the functional ecology of páramo plants in Colombia11
Landscape structure and local variables affect plant community diversity and structure in a Brazilian agricultural landscape11
Functional redundancy of Amazonian dung beetles confers community‐level resistance to primary forest disturbance10
Trick or treat? Pollinator attraction in Vanilla pompona (Orchidaceae)10
Arboreal monkeys facilitate foraging of terrestrial frugivores10
Drought and soil nutrients effects on symbiotic nitrogen fixation in seedlings from eight Neotropical legume species10
Climate change induced elevational range shifts of Himalayan tree species10
Lost mutualisms: Seed dispersal by Sumatran rhinos, the world’s most threatened megafauna10
Importance of interaction rewiring in determining spatial and temporal turnover of tritrophic (Piper‐caterpillar‐parasitoid) metanetworks in the Yucatán Península, México10
The functional ecology of bat pollination in the African sausage tree Kigelia africana (Bignoniaceae)10
Native mammals disperse the highly invasive Senna spectabilis in the Western Ghats, India10
Assessing the importance of reproductive modes for the evaluation of altitudinal distribution patterns in tropical frogs10
Anticipating the potential impacts of Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans on Neotropical salamander diversity10
Forest biomass stocks and dynamics across the subtropical Andes9
Elevational distribution of birds in an Eastern African montane environment as governed by temperature, precipitation, and habitat availability9
Floristics of forests across low nutrient soils in Sulawesi, Indonesia9
Gamma, alpha, and beta diversity of ant assemblages response to a gradient of forest cover in human‐modified landscape in Brazilian Amazon9
Community science data provide evidence for upward elevational range shifts by Eastern Himalayan birds9
Drought and fire determine juvenile and adult woody diversity and dominance in a semi‐arid African savanna9
Spider diversity across an elevation gradient in Área de Conservación Guanacaste (ACG), Costa Rica9
Role of the Andean uplift as an asymmetrical barrier to gene flow in the neotropical leaf‐cutting ant Atta cephalotes9
Phylogenetic and ecological correlates of pollen morphological diversity in a Neotropical rainforest9
Flammability in tropical savannas: Variation among growth forms and seasons in Cerrado9
Low‐intensity cattle grazing is better than cattle exclusion to drive secondary savannas toward the features of native Cerrado vegetation9
Seasonality and interspecific competition shape individual niche variation in co‐occurring tetra fish in Neotropical streams8
Conservation implications of living in forest remnants: Inbreeding and genetic structure of the northernmost mantled howler monkeys8
Variation in trunk taper of buttressed trees within and among five lowland tropical forests8
Elevation and leaf litter interact in determining the structure of ant communities on a tropical mountain8
Hydraulic architecture explains species moisture dependency but not mortality rates across a tropical rainfall gradient8
Sharing sound: Avian acoustic niches in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest8
Human disturbance and the activity patterns and temporal overlap of tapirs and jaguars in reserves of NW Belize8
Long‐term fire and vegetation change in northwestern Amazonia8
Detecting ecological thresholds for biodiversity in tropical forests: Knowledge gaps and future directions8
Conversion of Andean montane forests into plantations: Effects on soil characteristics, microorganisms, and microarthropods8
The weight of the crust: Biomass of crustose lichens in tropical dry forest represents more than half of foliar biomass8
Tropical wood stores substantial amounts of nutrients, but we have limited understanding why8
Something is not quite right: Effects of two land uses on anuran diversity in subtropical grasslands8
High spatial resolution mapping identifies habitat characteristics of the invasive vine Antigonon leptopus on St. Eustatius (Lesser Antilles)8
Litter decomposition rates across tropical montane and lowland forests are controlled foremost by climate8
Different elevational environments dictate contrasting patterns of niche evolution in Neotropical Pithecopus treefrog species8
Leaf damage by herbivore feeding guilds along gradients of elevation and plant species richness7
Seed dispersal effectiveness by oilbirds (Steatornis caripensis) in the Southern Andes of Colombia7
Species distribution models predict the geographic expansion of an enzootic amphibian pathogen7
Structure of small tropical island freshwater fish and crustacean communities: A niche‐or dispersal‐based process?7
Effects of habitat transitions on rainforest bird communities across an anthropogenic landscape mosaic7
Functional diversity and redundancy of tropical forest mammals over time7
Upward shifts in elevational limits of forest and grassland for Mexican volcanoes over three decades7
Thermal adaptations to extreme freeze–thaw cycles in the high tropical Andes7
Ecological drivers of intraspecific variation in seed dispersal services of a common neotropical palm7
Sustainable harvesting and conservation of Laelia furfuracea, a rare epiphytic orchid from Oaxaca, Mexico7
Fine‐scale habitat heterogeneity influences browsing damage by elephant and giraffe7
Coarse woody debris density and carbon concentration by decay classes in mixed montane wet tropical forests7
Leaf litter decomposition in tropical freshwater swamp forests is slower in swamp than non‐swamp conditions6
Forest fires facilitate growth of herbaceous bamboos in central Amazonia6
Interactions of the influences of habitat protection, habitat heterogeneity, and periodic flooding on waterbirds of the lower Paraná River, Argentina6
Aboveground carbon stocks, woody and litter productivity along an elevational gradient in the Rwenzori Mountains, Uganda6
Even small forest patches increase bee visits to flowers in an oil palm plantation landscape6
Trophic cascades in tropical rainforests: Effects of vertebrate predator exclusion on arthropods and plants in Papua New Guinea6
Assessing avian diversity and community composition along a successional gradient in traditional Lacandon Maya agroforests6
Butterfly and moth communities differ in their response to habitat structure in rainforests of Mount Cameroon6
30 years brings changes to the arthropod community of Kibale National Park, Uganda6
Clearcutting and selective logging have inconsistent effects on liana diversity and abundance but not on liana–tree interaction networks6
Litter‐trapping tank bromeliads in five different forests: Carbon and nutrient pools and fluxes6
Distinct leaf water potential regulation of tree species and vegetation types across the Cerrado–Amazonia transition6
Environmental filtering and deforestation shape frog assemblages in Amazonia: An empirical approach assessing species abundances and functional traits6
Wood species identity alters dominant factors driving fine wood decomposition along a tree diversity gradient in subtropical plantation forests6
Being a bright snake: Testing aposematism and mimicry in a neotropical forest6
Abundance and composition of forest‐dwelling anurans in cashew plantations in a tropical semi‐evergreen forest landscape6
Leaf trait co‐variation and trade‐offs in gallery forest C3 and CAM epiphytes6
Human impacts alter the distribution of fish functional diversity in Neotropical stream system6
Interplay of environmental cues and wood density in the vegetative and reproductive phenology of seasonally dry tropical forest trees6
Seed size and pubescence facilitate secondary dispersal by dung beetles6
Drought‐induced reductions in plant defenses: Insights from extrafloral nectaries in the Caatinga dry forest6
Wildlife rehabilitation centers as a potential source of transmission of SARS‐CoV‐2 into native wildlife of Latin America6
Shade alters the growth and architecture of tropical grasses by reducing root biomass6
Fruit trees drive small‐scale movement of elephants in Kibale National Park, Uganda6
Mutualistic relationships in marine angiosperms: Enhanced germination of seeds by mega‐herbivores6
Biotropica announces a new paper category: Natural History Field Notes6
Small mammals reduce distance dependence and increase seed predation risk in tropical rainforest fragments6
Impacts of rodent eradication on seed predation and plant community biomass on a tropical atoll6
Savannas after afforestation: Assessment of herbaceous community responses to wildfire versus native tree planting6
Lizard and frog removal increases spider abundance but does not cascade to increase herbivory6
Conspecific negative density dependence of trees varies with plant functional traits and environmental conditions across scales in a 60‐ha tropical rainforest dynamics plot6
Chronic browsing by an introduced mammalian herbivore in a tropical island alters species composition and functional traits of forest understory plant communities6
Lightning‐caused disturbance in the Peruvian Amazon5
Camera trapping reveals multispecies use of water‐filled tree holes by birds and mammals in a neotropical forest5
The empty forest three decades later: Lessons and prospects5
The role of deterministic succession during forest development within a southern African savanna5
Uncovering the vertebrate scavenger guild composition and functioning in the Cerrado biodiversity hotspot5
Spatial pattern of tree diversity and impacts of ecological disturbances on forest structure in tropical deciduous forests of Central India5
Ant diversity decreases during the dry season: A meta‐analysis of the effects of seasonality on ant richness and abundance5
Morphology of four common and phylogenetically distant ant species varies along disturbance and aridity gradients in the Caatinga dry forest5
Patterns and controls on island‐wide aboveground biomass accumulation in second‐growth forests of Puerto Rico5
Non‐continuous reproductive phenology of animal‐dispersed species in young forest restoration plantings5
Can variation in seed removal patterns of Neotropical pioneer tree species be explained by local ant community composition?5
Functional and genetic diversity changes through time in a cloud forest ant assemblage5
Nonchalant neighbors: Space use and overlap of the critically endangered Elongated Tortoise5
Active modification of cavity nest‐entrances is a common strategy in arboreal ants5
Safe space in the woods: Mechanistic spatial models for predicting risks of human–bear conflicts in India5
Insights into human‐wildlife coexistence through temporal activity pattern overlaps in a neglected tropical forest in India5
Roost site use by Great (Buceros bicornis) and Wreathed (Rhyticeros undulatus) Hornbill and its implications for seed dispersal5
The legacy of forest logging on organic matter inputs and storage in tropical streams5
Influence of avocado orchard landscapes on amphibians and reptiles in the trans‐Mexican volcanic belt5
Functional robustness of seed dispersal by a remnant frugivore population on a defaunated tropical island5
Fish communities critically depend on forest subsidies in small neotropical streams with high biodiversity value5
Out of steady state: Tracking canopy gap dynamics across Brazilian Amazon5
Crickets as indicators of ecological succession in tropical systems, New Caledonia5
Impact of human disturbance on the abundance of non‐breeding shorebirds in a subtropical wetland5
Dung beetle‐megafauna trophic networks in Singapore’s fragmented forests5
Diversity patterns of epiphytic bryophytes across spatial scales: Species‐rich crowns and beta‐diverse trunks5
Leaf‐cutting ant nests support less dense and impoverished seed assemblages in a human‐modified Caatinga dry forest5
Simulated chorus attracts conspecific and heterospecific Amazonian explosive breeding frogs5
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