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How many species of arthropods visit flowers?
- C. Wardhaugh
- Arthropod-Plant Interactions
- 30 September 2015
The majority of living plant species are pollinated by insects, and this interaction is thought to have played a major role in driving the diversification of modern angiosperms. But while… Expand
The spatial and temporal distributions of arthropods in forest canopies: uniting disparate patterns with hypotheses for specialisation
- C. Wardhaugh
- Biology, Medicine
- Biological reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical…
- 1 November 2014
Arguably the majority of species on Earth utilise tropical rainforest canopies, and much progress has been made in describing arboreal assemblages, especially for arthropods. The most commonly… Expand
Vertical stratification in the spatial distribution of the beech scale insect (Ultracoelostoma assimile) in Nothofagus tree canopies in New Zealand
Abstract. 1. The degree of infestation by New Zealand sooty beech scale insects (Ultracoelostoma assimile, Homoptera: Margarodidae) varies dramatically among adjacent southern beech trees… Expand
Estimation of biomass from body length and width for tropical rainforest canopy invertebrates
- C. Wardhaugh
- 1 November 2013
Accurate estimates of invertebrate biomass are essential for quantifying community structure, food web dynamics and energy flow in terrestrial ecosystems. In this paper, length-mass and length ×… Expand
Land module of Our Planet Reviewed - Papua New Guinea : aims, methods and first taxonomical results
Until now the altitudinal factor has not been taken into account to estimate tropical arthropod diversity. The ultimate aim of the terrestrial biodiversity survey “Our Planet Reviewed – Papua New… Expand
Body size variation among invertebrates inhabiting different canopy microhabitat: flower visitors are smaller
1. Factors such as reproductive fitness, climatic tolerance, predation pressure, energetic requirements and the quality and quantity of food sources all correlate with invertebrate body sizes.
Specialization of rainforest canopy beetles to host trees and microhabitats: not all specialists are leaf-feeding herbivores
Reliable estimates of host specificity in tropical rainforest beetles are central for an understanding of food web dynamics and biodiversity patterns. However, it is widely assumed that herbivores… Expand
Preliminary evidence suggests that beech scale insect honeydew has a negative effect on terrestrial litter decomposition rates in Nothofagus forests of New Zealand
Honeydew production by New Zealand beech scale insects (Ultracoelostoma spp., Hemiptera: Margarodidae) is widely considered to have a positive influence on native animal abundance and ecosystem… Expand
The Overlooked Biodiversity of Flower-Visiting Invertebrates
Estimates suggest that perhaps 40% of all invertebrate species are found in tropical rainforest canopies. Extrapolations of total diversity and food web analyses have been based almost exclusively on… Expand
Feeding guild structure of beetles on Australian tropical rainforest trees reflects microhabitat resource availability.
1. We tested the hypotheses that feeding guild structure of beetle assemblages changed with different arboreal microhabitats and that these differences were consistent across rainforest tree species.… Expand