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Bird Communities Along a Post-disturbance Successional Gradient in Andean Forest of Bosque Pehuén Park, Araucanía region, southern Chile
In this research, published by the Neotropical Ornithological Society, the presence of birds was compared from 2015 to 2019 in Bosque Pehuén (privately protected area of conservation of Fundación Mar Adentro). Along with showing a greater presence of species in the adult forest, it accounts for how the fauna changes as the forest recovers.
Confirmation of Arboreal Habits in Dromiciops gliroides: A Key Role in Chilean Temperate Rainforests
Dromiciops gliroides is a small marsupial endemic to the South American temperate rainforest and has been considered a scansorial marsupial most frequently found in the understory. Nonetheless, several authors have hypothesized that this species could be arboreal because of its ability to climb through the vegetation. However, all previous studies on D. gliroides have been conducted from the ground, with no documentation of this species’ ability to climb trees, or how high they may reach. This paper presents the first evidence of arboreal habits in D. gliroides and their functional importance for the biodiversity of forest canopies based on studies conducted by LabDosel of U.Austral Chile in Bosque Pehuen privately protected area of conservation. Published in Ecosphere.
Bosque Pehuén Park’s Flora: A Contribution to the Knowledge of the Andean Mountain Forests in the Araucanía Region, Chile
In Chile, most protected areas are located in the southern Andes, in mountainous landscapes at mid or high altitudes. Despite the increasing proportion of protected areas, few have detailed inventories of their biodiversity. This information is essential to define threats and develop long-term integrated conservation programs to face the effects of global change. Consequently, this study describes the richness, conservation status, and species composition of the vascular flora found in Bosque Pehuén (privately protected area of conservation located in the Araucanía Region) and analyzes the relationships among altitude, species richness, and growth forms. Published in BioOne.
Vertical Patterns of Epiphytic Bryophyte Diversity in a montane Nothofagus Forest in the Chilean Andes
A paper on the vertical profile on the byophytes living on coigües based on the research carried out by Daniela Mellado, Carolina León, Gabriel Ortega, Javier Godoy, Ricardo Moreno and Iván Díaz in Bosque Pehuén published in the New Zealand Journal of Botany.