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dc.contributor.authorMontejo-Kovacevich, G
dc.contributor.authorMarsh, CJ
dc.contributor.authorSmith, SH
dc.contributor.authorPeres, CA
dc.contributor.authorEdwards, DP
dc.date.accessioned2022-04-02T10:00:19Z
dc.date.available2022-04-02T10:00:19Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.date.submitted2022-02-04
dc.identifier.issn0021-8901
dc.identifier.otherjpe14162
dc.identifier.otherjappl-2022-00117
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/335705
dc.description.abstractAbstract: Selective logging is the most widespread habitat disturbance in tropical forests. Primary forest set‐asides along riparian zones are mandated in many countries and a key question is whether these riparian reserves provide biodiversity conservation benefits. We characterise butterfly communities in fixed‐width riparian reserves of 30 m on each bank along narrow streams (<10 m) paired with interior logged forest transects, and in primary forests within a selective logging concession in the south‐western Brazilian Amazon. We found that primary forest species richness was more similar to riparian reserves than to paired interior logged forest points, whereas abundance remained higher in both riparian reserves and interior logged points, likely due to the intrusion of canopy‐dwelling species in disturbed habitats, as previously reported in the literature. Butterfly assemblages within riparian reserves were more similar to unlogged primary forests than interior logged points, and canopy height in riparian reserves was associated with increased assemblage similarity to primary forest points. Changes in abundance relative to primary forest were of a larger magnitude in interior logged points than in riparian reserves within logged forests, highlighting the role of riparian reserves in maintaining primary forest‐like communities. We found no particular primary forest butterfly clades to be more sensitive to changes in abundance than other clades. Synthesis and applications. Mandatory conservation set‐asides around streams or rivers (riparian buffers) have an important role in protecting the abundance and composition of primary forest butterfly assemblages within selective logging concessions in tropical rainforests. This study highlights the need to assess the conservation value of protecting unlogged riparian forest strips in other taxa to inform policy.
dc.languageen
dc.publisherWiley
dc.subjectBiodiversity ecology
dc.subjectRESEARCH ARTICLE
dc.subjectRESEARCH ARTICLES
dc.subjectAmazon
dc.subjectbiodiversity
dc.subjectconservation set‐aside
dc.subjectlepidoptera
dc.subjectreduced impact logging
dc.subjectriparian buffers
dc.subjectriparian corridor
dc.subjectselective logging
dc.titleRiparian reserves protect butterfly communities in selectively logged tropical forest
dc.typeArticle
dc.date.updated2022-04-02T10:00:18Z
prism.publicationNameJournal of Applied Ecology
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.83140
dcterms.dateAccepted2022-02-25
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1111/1365-2664.14162
rioxxterms.versionAO
rioxxterms.versionVoR
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
dc.contributor.orcidMontejo-Kovacevich, G [0000-0003-3716-9929]
dc.contributor.orcidMarsh, CJ [0000-0002-0281-3115]
dc.contributor.orcidSmith, SH [0000-0001-9530-3896]
dc.contributor.orcidPeres, CA [0000-0002-1588-8765]
dc.contributor.orcidEdwards, DP [0000-0001-8562-3853]
dc.identifier.eissn1365-2664
pubs.funder-project-idUniversity of Sheffield (Masters in Research)
cam.issuedOnline2022-04-02


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