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Arthropod Diversity in a Tropical Forest
This work sampled the phylogenetic breadth of arthropod taxa from the soil to the forest canopy in the San Lorenzo forest, Panama using a comprehensive range of structured protocols and found that models based on plant diversity fitted the accumulated species richness of both herbivore and nonherbivore taxa exceptionally well.
Global patterns in local number of insect galling species
Over 280 samples of local species of galling herbivorous insects from fourteen countries on all continents except Antarctica revealed a strong pattern of highest richness in warm temperate latitudes, or their altitudinal equivalents, and results were consistent with the hypothesis.
Gall-forming and free-feeding herbivory along vertical gradients in a lowland tropical rainforest: the importance of leaf sclerophylly
The probability of gall survivorship increased with increasing leaf sclerophylly as death by fungi, parasitoids or accidental chewing were greater in the understorey, in support of the hypothesis of harsh environment.
Extinction debt on oceanic islands
Habitat destruction is the leading cause of species extinctions. However, there is typically a time-lag between the reduction in habitat area and the eventual disappearance of the remnant
Ranking protected areas in the Azores using standardised sampling of soil epigean arthropods
Nineteen areas in seven of the nine Azorean islands were evaluated for species diversity and rarity based on soil epigean arthropods. Fifteen out of the 19 study areas are managed as Natural Forest
Relationship between tree size and insect assemblages associated with Anadenanthera macrocarpa
In A. macrocarpa, there was not a replacement of insect species with plant ontogeny, which is at variance with those conducted in tropical evergreen forests and which show a clear stratification between the understory and canopy insect faunas.
Differences among ant species in plant protection are related to production of extrafloral nectar and degree of leaf herbivory
This paper would like to thank the IEF, UFOP and UFU for logistic support and PROPP/UFOP for financial support for CAPES, CNPq and FAPEMIG supported SPR.
Are ant assemblages of Brazilian veredas characterised by location or habitat type?
When impacted by the monoculture, ant species richness and abundance decreased in wetlands, but were less affected in the cerrado habitat, while ant species composition differed between the three habitats and between vereda locations.