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The use of ants and other soil and litter arthropods as bio-indicators of the impacts of rainforest clearing and subsequent land use
Indicator values, computed for each taxon, showed that a number of arthropod taxa may have potential as bio-indicators of habitat change, however the use of many of these, especially many ant species found in this study, may be unreliable because even after extensive numbers of sites were sampled, most species showed patchy distributions.
Comparison of point counts and automated acoustic monitoring: detecting birds in a rainforest biodiversity survey
This study compared the effectiveness of a traditional avian biodiversity assessment technique with a relatively new method along an elevational gradient in rainforest in central Queensland, Australia, and recommended the use of both techniques in tandem for future biodiversity assessments, as their respective strengths and weaknesses are complementary.
Food web structure changes with elevation but not rainforest stratum
Results for the first comparison of quantitative food webs in forest understorey and canopy along an elevational gradient contribute further evidence to studies revealing changes in food web structure along natural environmental gradients and provide information that can potentially be used for predicting how communities may respond to climate change.
Springtail (Collembola) assemblages along an elevational gradient in Australian subtropical rainforest
The results indicate that springtails, as a group, respond strongly to the physico-chemical and/or biological changes that occur with increasing elevation, even over a relatively small elevation range, demonstrating that they have potential as monitoring targets as forests experience climate change.
A new ortheziid (Hemiptera: Coccoidea) from Australia associated with Acropyga myops Forel (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) and a key to Australian Ortheziidae
This study represents the first non-mealybug association between a scale insect and Acropyga ants, and the new ortheziid genus has a number of unusual morphological attributes that may represent adaptations to its relationship with ants.
Vertical stratification of moths across elevation and latitude
Aim There is little consensus as to whether stratification of arthropods between canopy and understorey in tropical and subtropical forests is commonplace and if the magnitude of stratification
Projected Distributions and Diversity of Flightless Ground Beetles within the Australian Wet Tropics and Their Environmental Correlates
Flightless ground beetles are among the most vulnerable taxa to climate change impacts so far investigated in the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area of Australia, and their findings have dramatic implications for all other flightless insect taxa and the future biodiversity of this region.
Effects of shading and mulch depth on the colonisation of habitat patches by arthropods of rainforest soil and litter
Abstract.  1. Development of foliage cover and a layer of leaf litter are two factors considered important for the successful recolonisation of soil and litter arthropods during the early stages of
Invasive African big-headed ants, Pheidole megacephala, on coral cays of the southern Great Barrier Reef: distribution and impacts on other ants
The ants of 14 vegetated coral cays were surveyed recording a total of 24 ant species, including at least nine exotics, with Pheidole megacephala by far the most abundant and widespread species and best explained variation in species richness, abundance and assemblage composition of other ants.
Changes in host-parasitoid food web structure with elevation.
It is indicated that leaf miners currently escaping parasitism at high elevations may not automatically experience higher parasitism under warmer conditions and future changes in food web structure may depend on the ability of parasitoids to adapt to novel hosts.