A new paper by the ECOTROP team was published in Ecological Indicators. This study examined dung beetle assemblages in rain forest along a gradient of mammal’s defaunation.  The site with the most depauparate mammalian fauna showed significantly lower species richness. The species contributing the most to dissimilarity between community compositions of two sites had the largest body size. One medium-sized species, dominant in the most depauparate site, contributed the most to dissimilarity with the other sites. Diurnal genera of large tunnellers showed a higher diversity and abundance in the least disturbed site compared to other sites.