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Acronym: 
ATBC
Network
University or Research Institution
Phone number: 
+1 352-273-4734

Location

Gainesville , Florida
United States
Florida US
Working languages: 
English

The Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation (ATBC) is the largest and oldest academic society dedicated to the study and conservation of tropical ecosystems. Our society is international in scope and membership, with almost 900 members from 65 countries, with whom we seek to:

  1. Promote awareness to as broad an audience as possible of the importance of the tropics
  2. Improve communication and cooperation among tropical investigators, educators, environmental managers, and local communities
  3. Inform and influence individuals and institutions whose decisions affect tropical habitats, their biota, and their inhabitants
  4. Encourage the establishment, improvement, maintenance and accessibility of physical facilities, databases, and collections of biological materials for the study of tropical biology and conservation, and
  5. Enhance the training of and interactions between the next generation of tropical scientists and conservation professionals.

The ATBC also publishes Biotropica, an international scientific journal publishing original research on the ecology, conservation and management of tropical ecosystems and the evolution, behavior, and population biology of tropical organisms. Biotropica also publishes authoritative and analytical Reviews of topics of current conservation or ecological importance, thought-provoking Commentaries that initiate fruitful debate and discussion, and Special Issues dedicated to major advances by multiple investigators on a conceptual theme, geographic region, or ecosystem. We have a diverse Editorial Board of over 40 members based in more than 20 countries that handles over 400 new submissions per year.

Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation Resources

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Journal Articles & Books
December 2016

In the last decades, due to human land management that uses fire as a tool, and due to abnormal droughts, many tropical forests have become more susceptible to recurrent wildfires with negative consequences for biodiversity. Yet, studies are usually focused on few taxa and rarely compare different fire frequencies. We examined if the effects of single and recurrent fires are consistent for leaf litter ants, dung beetles, birds (sampled with point‐counts PC and mist net‐MN), saplings, and trees.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2015
Mexico

Deforestation and agricultural land degradation in tropical regions can create conditions for growth of perennial plant species forming mono‐dominated patches (MDP). Such species might limit forest regeneration, and their proliferation forces the abandonment of fields and subsequent deforestation to establish new fields. Therefore, identifying factors fostering MDP species is critical for biodiversity conservation in human‐modified landscapes.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2014

When net deforestation declines in the tropics, attention will be drawn to the composition and structure of the retained, restored, invaded, and created forests. At that point, the seemingly inexorable trends toward increased intensities of exploitation and management will be recognized as having taken their tolls of biodiversity and other forest values.

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