Arthropod diversity in a tropical forest.

@article{Basset2012ArthropodDI,
  title={Arthropod diversity in a tropical forest.},
  author={Yves Basset and Luk{\'a}{\vs} {\vC}{\'i}{\vz}ek and Philippe Cu{\'e}noud and Raphael K. Didham and François Guilhaumon and Olivier Missa and Vojtech Novotny and Frode \Odegaard and Tomas Roslin and J{\"u}rgen Schmidl and Alexey K. Tishechkin and Neville N. Winchester and David W. Roubik and Henri-Pierre Aberlenc and Johannes G Bail and H{\'e}ctor Barrios and Jon R. Bridle and Gabriela Casta{\~n}o-Meneses and Bruno Corbara and Gianfranco Curletti and Wesley Duarte da Rocha and Domir De Bakker and Jacques Hubert Charles Delabie and Alain Dejean and Laura L. Fagan and Andreas Floren and Roger L. Kitching and Enrique Medianero and Scott E. Miller and Evandro Gama de Oliveira and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Orivel and Marc Pollet and Mathieu Rapp and S{\'e}rvio Pontes Ribeiro and Yves Roisin and Jesper B. Schmidt and Line L. S\orensen and Maurice Leponce},
  journal={Science},
  year={2012},
  volume={338 6113},
  pages={1481-4}
}
Most eukaryotic organisms are arthropods. Yet, their diversity in rich terrestrial ecosystems is still unknown. Here we produce tangible estimates of the total species richness of arthropods in a tropical rainforest. Using a comprehensive range of structured protocols, we sampled the phylogenetic breadth of arthropod taxa from the soil to the forest canopy in the San Lorenzo forest, Panama. We collected 6144 arthropod species from 0.48 hectare and extrapolated total species richness to larger… CONTINUE READING
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