Dr Filipe Machado Franca

Research Associate

Research Overview

I am interested in understanding how biodiversity and ecosystem functioning in tropical forests are influenced by human activities, such as selective logging and fires. I am currently working on a 2 year (2016-18) NERC-funded AFIRE project, aiming to assess the ENSO-induced fire impacts on Amazonian rainforests.

Identifying thresholds of logging intensity on dung beetle communities to improve the sustainable management of Amazonian tropical forests
Machado Franca, F., Frazão, F.S., Korasaki, V., Louzada, J., Barlow, J. 12/2017 In: Biological Conservation. 216, Supplement C, p. 115-122. 8 p.
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Does selective logging stress tropical forest invertebrates?: using fat stores to examine sublethal responses in dung beetles
Machado Franca, F., Barlow, B.J., Araújo, B., Louzada, J.N. 1/12/2016 In: Ecology and Evolution. 6, 23, p. 8526-8533. 8 p.
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Do space-for-time assessments underestimate the impacts of logging on tropical biodiversity?: an Amazonian case study using dung beetles
Machado Franca, F., Louzada, J.N., Korasaki, V., Griffiths, H., Silveira, J.M., Barlow, B.J. 08/2016 In: Journal of Applied Ecology. 53, 4, p. 1098-1105. 8 p.
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First report on dung beetles in intra-Amazonian savannahs in Roraima, Brazil
Machado Franca, F., Korasaki, V., Louzada, J.N., Vaz-de-Mello, F.Z. 16/02/2016 In: Biota Neotropica. 16, 1, 8 p.
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Biodiversity and environmental context predict dung beetle-mediated seed dispersal in a tropical forest field experiment
Griffiths, H.M., Louzada, J., Bardgett, R.D., Beiroz, W., Machado Franca, F., Tregidgo, D., Barlow, J. 1/06/2015 In: Ecology. 96, 6, p. 1607-1619. 13 p.
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Microhabitat Characteristics That Regulate Ant Richness Patterns: The Importance of Leaf Litter for Epigaeic Ants
Queiroz, A.C.M., Ribas, C.R., Machado Franca, F. 2013 In: Sociobiology. 60, 4, p. 367-373. 7 p.
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New distributional data on Oxysternon pteroderum Nevinson, 1892 (Scarabaeidae, Scarabaeinae, Phanaeini) and its possible implications in conservation
Machado Franca, F., Silva, F.A.B., Souza, J.G.M., Grossi, P.C., Vaz-de-Mello, F.Z. 9/03/2012 In: Zookeys. 174, p. 1-6. 6 p.
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