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Influence of aquatic macrophyte habitat complexity on invertebrate abundance and richness in tropical lagoons
1. Aquatic plants are a key component of spatial heterogeneity in a waterscape, contributing to habitat complexity and helping determine diversity at various spatial scales. Theoretically, the moreExpand
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Description of a new genus and species of Candonopsini (Crustacea, Ostracoda, Candoninae) from the alluvial valley of the Upper Parana River (Brazil, South America)
The genus Candobrasilopsis gen. nov. is here described, with C. rochai gen. nov. sp. nov. as type species, from the alluvial valley of the Upper Parana River. The enigmatic Candonopsis brasiliensisExpand
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Body-size shifts in aquatic and terrestrial urban communities
Body size is intrinsically linked to metabolic rate and life-history traits, and is a crucial determinant of food webs and community dynamics1,2. The increased temperatures associated with theExpand
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Pleuston communities are buffered from regional flood pulses: the example of ostracods in the Paraná River floodplain, Brazil
Summary 1. It is widely acknowledged that sudden, large-scale flood pulses are drivers of benthic and planktonic biodiversity change in floodplains. The impact of such pulses on pleuston (bioticExpand
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Ostracod (Crustacea) colonization of a native and a non-native macrophyte species of Hydrocharitaceae in the Upper Paraná floodplain (Brazil): an experimental evaluation
Non-native aquatic macrophytes have invaded different types of ecosystems all over the world. The exotic submersed macrophyte Hydrilla verticillata recently invaded the Paraná basin, Brazil, beingExpand
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On a new cypridopsine genus (Crustacea, Ostracoda, Cyprididae) from the Upper Paraná River Floodplain (Brazil)
We describe a new genus, Cabelodopsis n. gen., for the South American ostracod species Cypridopsella hispida Sars, 1901. Zonocypris G.W. Muller, 1898 and Cabelodopsis n. gen. are together united inExpand
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Cyclopidae (Crustacea, Copepoda) from the upper Paraná River floodplain, Brazil.
Cyclopid copepods from samples of fauna associated with aquatic macrophytes and plancton obtained in lotic and lentic environments were obtained from the upper Paraná River floodplain (in the statesExpand
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Does the habitat structure control the distribution and diversity of the Odonatofauna?
The statement that the habitat complexity and structure govern the abundance and diversity of biological communities has been widely investigated. In this context, we assumed the hypothesis ofExpand
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Variation in ostracod (Crustacea, Ostracoda) communities in the alluvial valley of the upper Paraná River (Brazil) in relation to substrate
Large river floodplains are convenient model systems to test for variation in animal and plant community structure, as they have a variety of habitats and substrates and are generally dynamic systemsExpand
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Composition and distribution of Darwinulidae (Crustacea, Ostracoda) in the alluvial valley of the upper Paraná River, Brazil.
The occurrence and abundance of darwinulid ostracods, as well as environmental factors influencing these patterns, were investigated in the alluvial valley of the upper Paraná River. Ostracods wereExpand
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