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Invertebrates, ecosystem services and climate change
The sustainability of ecosystem services depends on a firm understanding of both how organisms provide these services to humans and how these organisms will be altered with a changing climate.Expand
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Effects of large-scale disturbance on metacommunity structure of terrestrial gastropods: temporal trends in nestedness
Distributions of species often exhibit nested structure, such that assemblages at species-poor sites are proper subsets of taxa at more species-rich sites. Traditionally, this has been viewed as aExpand
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Phyllostomid Bats of Lowland Amazonia: Effects of Habitat Alteration on Abundance
Habitat fragmentation and conversion are among the human activities that pose the greatest threat to species persistence and conservation of biodiversity. This is particularly true in the Neotropics,Expand
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Productivity and species richness in an arid ecosystem: a long-term perspective
There is little consensus on the form of the relationship between biodiversity and productivity, and most of the research examining it has been done in temperate grasslands, with arid ecosystemsExpand
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Context-dependence of long-term responses of terrestrial gastropod populations to large-scale disturbance
Large-scale natural disturbances, such as hurricanes, can have profound effects on animal populations. Nonetheless, generalizations about the effects of disturbance are elusive, and few studiesExpand
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Long-Term Research in the Luquillo Mountains: Synthesis and Foundations for the Future
Author(s): Willig, MR; Bloch, CP; Covich, AP; Hall, CAS; Jean Lodge, D; Lugo, AE; Silver, WL; Waide, RB; Walker, LR; Zimmerman, JK | Abstract: © 2012 by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved.Expand
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Cross-Scale Responses of Biodiversity to Hurricane and Anthropogenic Disturbance in a Tropical Forest
A bstractIn studies of biodiversity, considerations of scale—the spatial or temporal domain to which data provide inference—are important because of the non-arithmetic manner in which speciesExpand
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Latitudinal gradients of species richness: a test of the geographic area hypothesis at two ecological scales
The geographic area hypothesis advances area as the primary cause of latitudinal gradients in diversity. The greater area of tropical zones, it suggests, stimulates speciation, inhibits extinction,Expand
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Effects of urbanization on the population structure of freshwater turtles across the United States
Landscape-scale alterations that accompany urbanization may negatively affect the population structure of wildlife species such as freshwater turtles. Changes to nesting sites and higher mortalityExpand
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Anthropogenic factors and habitat complexity influence biodiversity but wave exposure drives species turnover of a subtropical rocky inter‐tidal metacommunity
Coastal ecosystems are complex and species rich, but are vulnerable to degradation from a variety of anthropogenic activities. Nevertheless, information on inter-tidal community composition in theExpand
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