Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev.ecolsys.35.112202.130209
Title: Avian extinctions from tropical and subtropical forests
Authors: Sodhi, N.S. 
Liow, L.H.
Bazzaz, F.A.
Keywords: Conservation
Deforestation
Extirpation
Fragmentation
Resilience
Issue Date: 2004
Citation: Sodhi, N.S., Liow, L.H., Bazzaz, F.A. (2004). Avian extinctions from tropical and subtropical forests. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics 35 : 323-345. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev.ecolsys.35.112202.130209
Abstract: Tropical forests are being lost at an alarming rate. Studies from various tropical locations report losses of forest birds as possibly direct or indirect results of deforestation. Although it may take a century for all the sensitive species to be extirpated from a site following habitat loss, species with larger or heavier bodies and those foraging on insects, fruits, or both are particularly extinction prone. Larger- or heavier-bodied species may occur at low densities, increasing their vulnerability to habitat alterations. Insectivores are vulnerable for reasons such as the loss of preferred microhabitats, poor dispersal abilities, and/or ground nesting habits that make them susceptible to predation. The lack of year-round availability of fruits may make survival in deforested or fragmented areas difficult for frugivores. Extirpation of large predators, superior competitors, pollinators, and seed dispersers may have repercussions for tropical ecosystem functioning. Large tropical reserves that adequately protect existing forest avifauna are needed. Sound ecological knowledge of tropical forest avifauna for biodiversity-friendly forest management practices is also needed but sorely lacking.
Source Title: Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/102408
ISSN: 00664162
DOI: 10.1146/annurev.ecolsys.35.112202.130209
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