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The Effect of Land Use on the Richness and Composition of Species and Trophic Guilds of Bats (Mammalia, Chiroptera) in the Urban Area of Altamira – PA

Version 1 : Received: 1 June 2021 / Approved: 2 June 2021 / Online: 2 June 2021 (12:47:01 CEST)

How to cite: Correia, L.L. The Effect of Land Use on the Richness and Composition of Species and Trophic Guilds of Bats (Mammalia, Chiroptera) in the Urban Area of Altamira – PA. Preprints 2021, 2021060079 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202106.0079.v1). Correia, L.L. The Effect of Land Use on the Richness and Composition of Species and Trophic Guilds of Bats (Mammalia, Chiroptera) in the Urban Area of Altamira – PA. Preprints 2021, 2021060079 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202106.0079.v1).

Abstract

Bats play important ecosystem roles. Anthropogenic activities cause the decrease and loss of biological diversity and, consequently, the loss of these ecosystem services. One way of measuring local habitat conditions and relating the landscape to biodiversity. Our objective is to investigate how the bat community is influenced by this change in the landscape. Collections were carried out at five points and 76 individuals of 12 species are sampled. Although the points present a high variation in relation to land use, we did not observe any correlation between species richness and guilds with land use. However, the difference in the composition of the guilds is related to the variation in land use, in which 74% of the variation in the abundance of guilds is related to the different patterns of land use. At SENAI, even though it was the place with the greatest anthropic impact, it was the one with the greatest abundance of species, while the points Module two and Sítio Jaburu had the greatest abundance of guilds. This result corroborates the idea that ecosystem services are dependent on habitat maintenance, since the greater the heterogeneity the greater the difference in the composition of the trophic guilds.

Subject Areas

Environmental heterogeneity; Habitat; Anthropization; Chiropterans

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