Association between individual genetic diversity of two oak host species and canopy arthropod community structure

@article{TovarSnchez2012AssociationBI,
  title={Association between individual genetic diversity of two oak host species and canopy arthropod community structure},
  author={Efra{\'i}n Tovar-S{\'a}nchez and Leticia Valencia-Cuevas and Elgar Castillo-Mendoza and Patricia Mussali-Galante and Rigoberto V P{\'e}rez-Ru{\'i}z and Ana Mendoza},
  journal={European Journal of Forest Research},
  year={2012},
  volume={132},
  pages={165-179}
}
Numerous oak species have wide geographical distribution and canopy dominance and they may influence the structure and functioning of the community. Therefore, they can be considered as foundation species. In the present study, we tested the potential association between individual genetic diversity of the host plant (microsatellites), host tree species (Quercus castanea and Q. crassipes), and seasonality (dry vs. rainy) with their arthropod community structure [diversity (H′), density, biomass… CONTINUE READING