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Tapirs and large peccaries are key to ecological balance in Neotropical forests, study shows

Publicado em 26 janeiro 2022
Large mammals help keep a balance between areas with different levels of productivity in biomes like the Atlantic Rainforest, and regulate the spatial structure of plant communities. Credit: João Paulo Krajewski A study conducted by researchers affiliated with São Paulo State University (UNESP) in Brazil shows that large mammals have a major impact on plant diversity, primary productivity and biomass in the understory of Neotropical forests. Species like the lowland tapir [...]