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Marega-Imamura, M., Michalski, F., Silva, K., Schiavetti, A., Le Pendu, Y., Oliveira, L. C. (2020) Scientific collaboration networks in research on human threats to cetaceans in Brazil. Marine Policy, 112: 103738. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2019.103738


Quintana, I. Norris, D., Valerio, A., Becker, F. G., Gibbs, J. P., Michalski, F. (2019) Nest removal by humans creates an evolutionary trap for Amazonian freshwater turtles. Journal of Zoology, 309: 94-105. DOI: 10.1111/jzo.12689

Aleixo, I., Norris, D., Hemerik, L., Barbosa, A., Prata, E., Costa, F., Poorter, L. (2019) Amazonian rainforest tree mortality driven by climate and functional traits. Nature Climate Change, 9: 384-388. DOI: 10.1038/s41558-019-0458-0  

Norris, D., Peres, C. A., Michalski, F. Gibbs, J. P. (2019) Prospects for freshwater turtle population recovery are catalyzed by pan-Amazonian community-based management. Biological Conservation, 233: 51-60. DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2019.02.022

Tirelli, F. P., de Freitas, T. R. O., Michalski, F., Percequillo, A. R., Eizirik, E. (2019) Using reliable predator identification to investigate feeding habits of Neotropical carnivores (Mammalia, Carnivora) in a deforestation frontier of the Brazilian Amazon. Mammalia, 83: 415-427. DOI: 10.1515/mammalia-2018-0106


Duarte, H. O. B., Norris, D., Michalski, F. (2018) Assessment of attractants for Neotropical mammals. Tropical Conservation Science, 11: 194008291880066 DOI: 10.1177/1940082918800665


Norris, D., Michalski, F., Gibbs, J. P. (2018) Community involvement works where enforcement fails: conservation success through community-based management of Amazon river turtle nests. PeerJ, 6: e4856 DOI: 10.7717/peerj.4856

Silva, Y. B. S., Ribeiro, B. R., Thiesen Brum, F., Soares-Filho, B., Loyola, R., Michalski, F. (2018) Combined exposure to hrydroelectric expansion, climate change and forest loss jeopardies amphibians in the Brazilian Amazon. Diversity and Distributions, 24(8): 1072-1082. DOI: 10.1111/ddi.12745

Arevalo-Sandi, A., Bobrowiec, P. E. D., Chuma, V. J. U. R., Norris, D. (2018) Diversity of terrestrial mammal seed dispersers along a lowland Amazon forest regrowth gradient. Plos ONE, 13(3): e0193752 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0193752


Mamalis, L., Silva, S. S., Valerio, A. B., Norris, D., Michalski, F. (2018) Stepping stones facilitate river crossings by Myrmecophaga tridactyla in the north-eastern Brazilian Amazon. Edentata, 19: 30-34.

Norris, D., Michalski, F., Gibbs, J. P. (2018) Beyond harm's reach? Submersion of river turtle nesting areas and implications for restoration actions after Amazon hydropower development. PeerJ, 6: e4228 DOI: 10.7717/peerj.4228

Arevalo-Sandi, A., Norris, D. (2018) Short term patterns of germination in response to litter clearing and exclosure of large terrestrial vertebrates along an Amazon forest regrowth gradient. Global Ecology and Conservation, 13: e00371 DOI: 10.1016/j.gecco.2017.e00371


Kauano, E. E., Silva, J. M. C., Michalski, F. (2017) Illegal use of natural resources in federal protected areas of the Brazilian Amazon. PeerJ, 5: e3902 DOI: 10.7717/peerj.3902

Michalski, F., Michalski, L. J., Barnett, A. A. (2017) Environmental determinants and use of space by six Neotropical primates in the northern Brazilian Amazon. Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment, 52(3): 187-197. DOI: 10.1080/01650521.2017.1335276.  

Michalski, F., Peres, C. A. (2017) Gamebird responses to anthropogenic forest fragmentation and degradation in a southern Amazonia landscape. PeerJ, 5: e3442. DOI: 10.7717/peerj.3442.

Paredes, O. S. L., Norris, D., Oliveira, T. G., Michalski, F. (2017) Water availability not fruitfall modulates the dry season distribution of frugivorous terrestrial vertebrates in a lowland Amazon forest. Plos ONE, 12(3): e0174049. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0174049



Oliveira, T. G., Michalski, F., Botelho, A. L. M., Michalski, L. J., Calouro, A. M., Desbiez, A. L. J. (2016) How rare is rare? Quantifying and assessing the rarity of the bush dog Speothos venaticus across the Amazon and other biomes. Oryx, First View. DOI: 10.1017/S0030605316000624


Salinero, M. C., Michalski, F. (2016) Implications of scientific collaboration networks on studies of aquatic vertebrates in the Brazilian Amazon. Plos ONE, 11(6): e0158413. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0158413


Norris, D., Rodriguez-Chuma, V. J. U., Arevalo-Sandi, A. R., Paredes, O. S. L., Peres. C. A. (2016) Too rare for non-timber resource harvest? Mesoscale composition and distribution of arborescent palms in an Amazonian sustainable-use forest. Forest Ecology and Management, 377: 182-191. DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2016.07.008


Carvalho, W. D., Norris, D., Michalski, F. (2016) Opportunistic predation of a Common Scale-backed (Willisornis poecilinotus) by a Goliath bird-eating spider (Theraphosa blondi) in the Eastern Brazilian Amazon. Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment, 51: 239-241. DOI: 10.1080/01650521.2016.1237802.


Oliveira, I. A. P., Norris, D., Michalski, F. (2015) Anthropogenic and seasonal determinants of giant otter sightings along waterways in the northern Brazilian Amazon. Mammalian Biology, 80(1): 39-46. DOI: 10.1016/j.mambio.2014.07.006


Michalski, L. J., Norris, D., Oliveira, T. G., Michalski, F. (2015) Ecological relationships of meso-scale distribution in 25 Neotropical vertebrates species. Plos ONE, 10(5): e0126114. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0126114


Michalski, L. J., Oliveira, T. G., Michalski, F. (2015) New record for bush dog in Amapá State, Eastern Brazilian Amazonia. Canid Biology & Conservation 18(2): 3-5.


Castro, I. J., Michalski, F. (2015). Bats of a varzea forest in the estuary of the Amazon River, state of Amapá, Northern Brazil. Biota Neotropica, 15(2): 1-8. DOI: 10.1590/1676-06032015016814


Laufer, J., Michalski, F., Peres, C. A. (2015) Effects of reduced-impact logging on medium and large-bodied forest vertebrates in eastern Amazonia. Biota Neotropica, 15(2): 1-11. DOI: 10.1590/1676-06032015013114


Castro, I. J., Michalski, F. (2014) Effects of logging on bats in tropical forests. Natureza & Conservação, 12(2): 99-105. DOI: 10.1016/j.ncon.2014.09.001


Norris, D. (2014) Model thresholds are more important than presence location type: Understanding the distribution of lowland tapir (Tapirus terrestris) in a continuous Atlantic forest of southeast Brazil. Tropical Conservation Science, 7(3): 529-547.

Norris, D., Fortin, M-J., Magnusson, W. E. (2014) Towards monitoring biodiversity in Amazonian forests: How regular samples capture meso-scale altitudinal variation in 25 km2 plots. PLoS ONE 9(8): e106150. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0106150


Michalski, F., Norris, D. (2014) Artificial nest predation rates vary depending on visibility in the eastern Brazilian Amazon. Acta Amazonica, 44: 393-396. DOI: 10.1590/1809-4392201302553


Togura, C. M., Norris, D., Michalski, F. (2014) Richness and composition of vertebrates in active and inactive latrines of Pteronura brasiliensis (Carnivora, Mustelidae) in the Eastern Amazon, Brazil. Iheringia. Serie Zoologia, 104: 81-87. DOI: 10.1590/1678-4766201410418187



Kajiki, L. N., Togura, C. M., Michalski, F. (2013) First record of Tigrisoma fasciatum (Such, 1825) (Aves: Ardeidae) in the State of Amapá, Brazil and updated species distribution in Central and South America. Biota Neotropica, 13: 385-390.


Norris, D., & Michalski, F. (2013) Socio-economic and spatial determinants of anthropogenic predation on Yellow-spotted River Turtle, Podocnemis unifilis (Testudines: Pelomedusidae), nests in the Brazilian Amazon: Implications for sustainable conservation and management. Zoologia, 30: 482-490. DOI: 10.1590/S1984-46702013000500003


Michalski, F., & Peres, C. A. (2013) Biodiversity depends on logging recovery time. Science, 339: 1521-1522. DOI: 10.1126/science.339.6127.1521-b


Laufer, J., Michalski, F., Peres, C. A. (2013) Assessing sampling biases in logging impact studies in tropical forests. Tropical Conservation Science, 6: 16-34.



Laufer, J., Amador, J. A., Conceição, P. C., Norris, D., & Michalski, F. (2012) Use of boat surveys to provide complementary data on the ecology of Bradypus tridactylus (Pilosa: Bradypodidae) from northern Amazonia. Edentata, 13: 56-60. DOI: 10.5537/020.013.0115


Prist, P. R., Michalski, F., & Metzger, J. P. (2012) How deforestation pattern in the Amazon influences vertebrate richness and community composition. Landscape Ecology, 27: 799-812. DOI: 10.1007/s10980-012-9729-0


Michalski, F., Conceição, P. C., Amador, J. A., Laufer, J., & Norris, D. (2012) Local perceptions and implications for giant otter (Pteronura brasiliensis) conservation around protected areas in the eastern Brazilian Amazon. IUCN Otter Specialist Group Bulletin, 29: 34-45.



Michalski, F., & Norris, D. (2011) Activity pattern of Cuniculus paca (Rodentia: Cuniculidae) in relation to lunar illumination and other abiotic variables in the southern Brazilian Amazon. Zoologia, 28: 701-708. DOI: 10.1590/S1984-46702011000600002


Michalski, F., Valdez, F. P., Norris, D., Zieminski, C., Kashivakura, C. K., Trinca, C. S., Smith, H. B., Vynne, C., Wasser, S. K., Metzger, J. P., & Eizirik, E. (2011) Successful carnivore identification with faecal DNA across a fragmented Amazonian landscape. Molecular Ecology Resources, 11: 862-871. DOI: 10.1111/j.1755-0998.2011.03031.x


Norris, D., Pitman, N. C. A, Gonzalez, J. M., Torres, E., Pinto, F., Collado, H., Concha, W., Thupa, R., Quispe, E., Pérez, J., Castillo, J. C. F. (2011). Abiotic modulators of Podocnemis unifilis (Testudines: Podocnemididae) abundances in the Peruvian Amazon. Zoologia, 28: 343-350. DOI: 10.1590/S1984-46702011000300008


Norris, D., & Michalski, F. (2010). Implications of faecal removal by dung beetles for scat surveys in a fragmented landscape of the Brazilian Amazon. Oryx, 44: 455-458. DOI: 10.1017/S0030605309990809


Michalski, F. (2010). The bush dog Speothos venaticus and short-eared dog Atelocynus microtis in a fragmented landscape in southern Amazonia. Oryx, 44: 300-303. DOI: 10.1017/S0030605309990871


Norris, D., Michalski, F.,& Peres, C. A. (2010). Habitat patch size modulates terrestrial mammal activity patterns in Amazonian forest fragments. Journal of Mammalogy, 91: 551-560. DOI: 10.1644/09-MAMM-A-199.1


Michalski, F., Norris, D., & Metzger, J. P. (2010). Do ocelots use riparian corridors to move across a fragmented landscape? Evidence from the Brazilian Amazon. Cat News (Bougy), 53: 4-7.


Michalski, F., Norris, D., & Peres, C. A. (2010). No Return from Biodiversity Loss. Science 329: 1282-1282. DOI:10.1126/science.329.5997.1282-a


Michalski, F., Metzger, J. P., & Peres, C. A. (2010). Rural property size drives patterns of upland and riparian forest retention in a tropical deforestation frontier. Global Environmental Change, 20: 705-712. DOI:10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2010.04.010

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