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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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Global patterns in local number of insect galling species
. We evaluate a three-part hypothesis explaining why gall-inducing insect species richness is so high in scleromorphic vegetation: (1) persistence of low nutrient status scleromorphic leavesExpand
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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 ForestExpand
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Effects of urbanization on Neotropical wasp and bee assemblages in a Brazilian metropolis
The rapid growth of cities in many parts of the world has stimulated an increasing number of ecological studies of urban environments. Here, 12 study sites in the city of Belo Horizonte (MG),Expand
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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 remnantExpand
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Gall-forming and free-feeding herbivory along vertical gradients in a lowland tropical rainforest: the importance of leaf sclerophylly
In contrast to most insect guilds, gall-forming insects are thought to reach highest diversity on sclerophyllous vegetation, such as Neotropical savannas and Mediterranean vegetation types. The waterExpand
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Relationship between tree size and insect assemblages associated with Anadenanthera macrocarpa
Campos, R. I., Vasconcelos, H. L., Ribeiro, S. P., Neves, F. S. and Soares, J. P. 2006. Relationship between tree size and insect assemblages associated with Anadenanthera macrocarpa . � Ecology 29:Expand
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Competition, resources and the ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) mosaic: a comparison of upper and lower canopy
A canopy crane was used to assess ant defensive beha viour and recruitment at baits in the Parque Natural Me tropolitano, Panama. Sardine-honey baits were set within a grid of 25 paired upper andExpand
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IBISCA-Panama, a large-scale study of arthropod beta-diversity and vertical stratification in a lowland rainforest: rationale, study sites and field protocols
IBISCA-Panama ("Investigating the biodiversity of Soil and Canopy Arthropods", Panama module) represents a large-scale research initiative to quantify the spatial distribution of arthropodExpand
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Environment heterogeneity and seasonal effects in ground-dwelling ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) assemblages in the Parque Estadual do Rio Doce, MG, Brazil.
This work aimed to explore the response of ant species assemblage to contrasting types of forests in a semideciduous stationary rainforest, in the Parque Estadual do Rio Doce, South Eastern Brazil.Expand
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