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author = {Wearn, OR and Carbone, C and Rowcliffe, JM and Bernard, H and Ewers, RM},
doi = {10.1890/15-1363},
journal = {Ecological Applications},
pages = {1409--1420},
title = {Grain-dependent responses of mammalian diversity to land use and the implications for conservation set-aside},
url = {},
volume = {26},
year = {2016}

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AB - Diversity responses to land-use change are poorly understood at local scales, hindering our ability to make forecasts and management recommendations at scales which are of practical relevance. A key barrier in this has been the underappreciation of grain-dependent diversity responses and the role that β-diversity (variation in community composition across space) plays in this. Decisions about the most effective spatial arrangement of conservation set-aside, for example high conservation value areas, have also neglected β-diversity, despite its role in determining the complementarity of sites. We examined local-scale mammalian species richness and β-diversity across old-growth forest, logged forest, and oil palm plantations in Borneo, using intensive camera- and live-trapping. For the first time, we were able to investigate diversity responses, as well as β-diversity, at multiple spatial grains, and across the whole terrestrial mammal community (large and small mammals); β-diversity was quantified by comparing observed β-diversity with that obtained under a null model, in order to control for sampling effects, and we refer to this as the β-diversity signal. Community responses to land use were grain dependent, with large mammals showing reduced richness in logged forest compared to old-growth forest at the grain of individual sampling points, but no change at the overall land-use level. Responses varied with species group, however, with small mammals increasing in richness at all grains in logged forest compared to old-growth forest. Both species groups were significantly depauperate in oil palm. Large mammal communities in old-growth forest became more heterogeneous at coarser spatial grains and small mammal communities became more homogeneous, while this pattern was reversed in logged forest. Both groups, however, showed a significant β-diversity signal at the finest grain in logged forest, likely due to logging-induced envir
AU - Wearn,OR
AU - Carbone,C
AU - Rowcliffe,JM
AU - Bernard,H
AU - Ewers,RM
DO - 10.1890/15-1363
EP - 1420
PY - 2016///
SN - 1939-5582
SP - 1409
TI - Grain-dependent responses of mammalian diversity to land use and the implications for conservation set-aside
T2 - Ecological Applications
UR -
UR -
VL - 26
ER -