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The potential for species conservation in tropical secondary forests.
In the wake of widespread loss of old-growth forests throughout the tropics, secondary forests will likely play a growing role in the conservation of forest biodiversity. We considered a complexExpand
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Quantifying Uncertainty in Estimation of Tropical Arthropod Species Richness
There is a bewildering range of estimates for the number of arthropods on Earth. Several measures are based on extrapolation from species specialized to tropical rain forest, each using specificExpand
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Vertical stratification of arthropod assemblages.
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Why Are There So Many Species of Herbivorous Insects in Tropical Rainforests?
Despite recent progress in understanding mechanisms of tree species coexistence in tropical forests, a simple explanation for the even more extensive diversity of insects feeding on these plants hasExpand
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The global distribution of diet breadth in insect herbivores
Significance Dietary specialization determines an organism’s resource base as well as impacts on host or prey species. There are important basic and applied reasons to ask why some animals haveExpand
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Arthropods of Tropical Forests: Spatio-Temporal Dynamics and Resource Use in the Canopy
ARTHROPODS OF TROPICAL FORESTS: SPATIO-TEMPORAL DYNAMICS AND RESOURCE USE IN THE CANOPY Y. Basset, V. Novotny, S.E. Miller and R.L. Kitching, eds. 2003. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-52182000-6Expand
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Progressive island colonization and ancient origin of Hawaiian Metrosideros (Myrtaceae)
Knowledge of the evolutionary history of plants that are ecologically dominant in modern ecosystems is critical to understanding the historical development of those ecosystems. Metrosideros is aExpand
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Arthropod Diversity in a Tropical Forest
Assessing Creepy Crawlies Arthropods are the most diverse group of terrestrial animal species, yet estimates of the total number of arthropod species have varied widely, especially for tropicalExpand
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Guild-specific patterns of species richness and host specialization in plant-herbivore food webs from a tropical forest.
1. The extent to which plant-herbivore feeding interactions are specialized is key to understand the processes maintaining the diversity of both tropical forest plants and their insect herbivores.Expand
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Low beta diversity of herbivorous insects in tropical forests
Recent advances in understanding insect communities in tropical forests have contributed little to our knowledge of large-scale patterns of insect diversity, because incomplete taxonomic knowledge ofExpand
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