Professor Julio Louzada

Professor (in Practice)

Research Overview

I work with tropical ecosystems, especially with Brazilian forests and savannas, assessing how land use changes can model the biodiversity and its associated ecosystem functions. My model group are the dung beetles, but have also worked with ants and community ecology in general.

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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Anthropogenic disturbance in tropical forests can double biodiversity loss from deforestation
Barlow, B.J., Lennox, G.D., Ferreira, J., De Berenguer Cesar, E., Lees, A.C., Mac Nally, R., Thomson, J.R., de Barros Ferraz, S.F., Louzada, J.N., Fonseca Oliveira, V.H., Parry, L.T.W., de Castro Solar, R.R., Guimaraes Vieira, I.C., Aragao, L.E.O.C., Begotti, R.A., Braga, R.F., Cardoso, T.M., de Oliveira Junior, R.C., Souza, C., de Moura, N.G., Serra Nunes, S., Siqueira, J.V., Pardini, R., Silveira, J., Vaz-de-Mello, F.Z. 29/06/2016 In: Nature. 535, 7610, 4 p.

Assessing the importance of intraspecific variability in dung beetle functional traits
Griffiths, H., Louzada, J.N., Bardgett, R.D., Barlow, B.J. 3/03/2016 In: PLoS ONE. 11, 3, 14 p.
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A multi-taxa assessment of biodiversity change after single and recurrent wildfires in a Brazilian Amazon forest
Silveira, J., Louzada, J.N., Barlow, B.J., de Andrade, R.B., Mestre, L.A.M., Ribeiro de Castro Solar, R., Lacau, S., Cochrane, M.A. 03/2016 In: Biotropica. 48, 2, p. 170-180. 11 p.
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First report on dung beetles in intra-Amazonian savannahs in Roraima, Brazil
França, F.M., Korasaki, V., Louzada, J.N., Vaz-de-Mello, F.Z. 16/02/2016 In: Biota Neotropica. 16, 1, 8 p.
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How pervasive is biotic homogenization in human‐modified tropical forest landscapes?
Solar, R.R.C., Barlow, B.J., Ferreira, J., De Berenguer Cesar, E., Lees, A.C., Louzada, J.N., Maues, M.M., Moura, N., Fonseca Oliveira, V.H., Mario Chaul, J.C., Vieira, I.C., Mac Nally, R., Gardner, T. 10/2015 In: Ecology Letters. 18, 10, p. 1108-1118. 11 p.
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Tropical forest fires and biodiversity: dung beetle community and biomass responses in a northern Brazilian Amazon forest
de Andrade, R.B., Barlow, J., Louzada, J., Vaz-de-Mello, F.Z., Silveira, J., Cochrane, M.A. 12/2014 In: Journal of Insect Conservation. 18, 6, p. 1097-1104. 7 p.
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Brazil's environmental leadership at risk
Ferreira, J., Aragao, L.E.O.C., Barlow, J., Barreto, P., Berenguer, E., Bustamante, M., Gardner, T.A., Lees, A.C., Lima, A., Louzada, J., Pardini, R., Parry, L., Peres, C.A., Pompeu, P.S., Tabarelli, M., Zuanon, J. 7/11/2014 In: Science. 346, 6210, p. 706-707. 2 p.
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Biotic congruence in humid tropical forests: a multi-taxa examination of spatial distribution and responses to forest disturbance
de Andrade, R.B., Barlow, J., Louzada, J., Mestre, L., Silveira, J., Vaz-de-Mello, F.Z., Cochrane, M.A. 01/2014 In: Ecological Indicators. 36, p. 572-581. 10 p.
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Dung beetles as indicators of tropical forest restoration success: is it possible to recover species and functional diversity?
Audino, L., Louzada, J., Comita, L. 01/2014 In: Biological Conservation. 169, p. 248-257. 10 p.
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A social and ecological assessment of tropical land uses at multiple scales: the Sustainable Amazon Network
Gardner, T.A., Ferreira, J., Barlow, J., Lees, A.C., Parry, L., Guimaraes Vieira, I.C., Berenguer, E., Abramovay, R., Aleixo, A., Andretti, C., Aragao, L.E.O.C., Araujo, I., de Avila, W.S., Bardgett, R.D., Batistella, M., Begotti, R.A., Beldini, T., de Blas, D.E., Braga, R.F., Braga, D.d.L., de Brito, J.G., de Camargo, P.B., dos Santos, F.C., de Oliveira, V.C., Nunes Cordeiro, A.C., Cardoso, T.M., de Carvalho, D.R., Castelani, S.A., Mario Chaul, J.C., Cerri, C.E., Costa, F.d.A., Furtado da Costa, C.D., Coudel, E., Coutinho, A.C., Cunha, D., D'Antona, A., Dezincourt, J., Dias-Silva, K., Durigan, M., Dalla Mora Esquerdo, J.C., Feres, J., de Barros Ferraz, S.F., de Melo Ferreira, A.E., Fiorini, A.C., Flores da Silva, L.V., Frazao, F.S., Garrett, R., Gomes, A.d.S., Goncalves, K.d.S., Guerrero, J.B., Hamada, N., Hughes, R.M., Igliori, D.C., Jesus, E.d.C., Juen, L., Junior, M., de Oliveira Junior, J.M.B., de Oliveira Junior, R.C., Souza Junior, C., Kaufmann, P., Korasaki, V., Leal, C.G., Lei 5/06/2013 In: Philosophical Transactions B: Biological Sciences. 368, 1619, 11 p.
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Dung Beetle community and functions along a habitat-disturbance gradient in the Amazon: a rapid assessment of ecological functions associated to biodiversity
Braga, R.F., Korasaki, V., Andresen, E., Louzada, J. 27/02/2013 In: PLoS ONE. 8, 2, 12 p.
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The responses of leaf litter ant communities to wildfires in the Brazilian Amazon: a multi-region assessment
Silveira, J.M., Barlow, J., Andrade, R.B., Louzada, J., Mestre, L.A., Lacau, S., Zanetti, R., Numata, I., Cochrane, M.A. 02/2013 In: Biodiversity and Conservation. 22, 2, p. 513-529. 17 p.
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Evaluating the impacts and conservation value of exotic and native tree afforestation in Cerrado grasslands using dung beetles
Gries, R., Louzada, J., Almeida, S., Macedo, R., Barlow, J. 05/2012 In: Insect Conservation and Diversity. 5, 3, p. 175-185. 11 p.
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Wildfires in Bamboo-Dominated Amazonian Forest: Impacts on Above-Ground Biomass and Biodiversity
Barlow, J., Silveira, J.M., Mestre, L.A.M., Andrade, R.B., D'Andrea, G.C., Louzada, J., Vaz-de-Mello, F.Z., Numata, I., Lacau, S., Cochrane, M.A. 9/03/2012 In: PLoS ONE. 7, 3, p. -. 11 p.
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Subtle land-use change and tropical biodiversity: dung beetle communities in Cerrado grasslands and exotic pastures
Almeida, S., Louzada, J., Sperber, C., Barlow, J. 11/2011 In: Biotropica. 43, 6, p. 704-710. 7 p.
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Quantifying responses of dung beetles to fire disturbance in tropical forests: the importance of trapping method and seasonality
de Andrade, R.B., Barlow, J., Louzada, J., Vaz-de-Mello, F.Z., Souza, M., Silveira, J.M., Cochrane, M.A. 18/10/2011 In: PLoS ONE. 6, 10, p. -. 9 p.
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Improving the design and management of forest strips in human-dominated tropical landscapes : a field test on dung beetles in the Brazilian Amazon.
Barlow, J., Louzada, J., Parry, L., Hernandez, M.I.M., Hawes, J., Peres, C.A., Vaz-de-Mello, F.Z., Gardner, T.A. 08/2010 In: Journal of Applied Ecology. 47, 4, p. 779-788. 10 p.
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A multi-taxa assessment of nestedness patterns across a multiple-use Amazonian forest landscape.
Louzada, J., Gardner, T.A., Peres, C.A., Barlow, J. 05/2010 In: Biological Conservation. 143, 5, p. 1102-1109. 8 p.
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Community structure of dung beetles in Amazonian savannas : role of fire disturbance, vegetation and landscape structure.
Louzada, J., Lima, A., Matavelli, R., Lima, L.Z., Barlow, J. 04/2010 In: Landscape Ecology. 25, 4, p. 631-641. 11 p.
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Measuring the conservation value of tropical primary forests: the effect of occasional species on estimates of biodiversity uniqueness
Barlow, J., Gardner, T., Louzada, J., Peres, C.A. 9/03/2010 In: PLoS ONE. 5, 3, 8 p.
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Factors affecting the abundance of leaf-litter arthropods in unburned and thrice-burned seasonally-dry Amazonian forests.
Silveira, J.M., Barlow, J., Louzada, J., Moutinho, P. 2010 In: PLoS ONE. 5, 9, p. e12877.
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