Beaver creates early successional hotspots for water beetles

@article{Nummi2021BeaverCE,
  title={Beaver creates early successional hotspots for water beetles},
  author={Petri Nummi and Wenfei Liao and Juliette van der Schoor and John Loehr},
  journal={Biodiversity and Conservation},
  year={2021}
}
Beavers (Castor spp.) are ecosystem engineers that induce local disturbance and ecological succession, which turns terrestrial into aquatic ecosystems and creates habitat heterogeneity in a landscape. Beavers have been proposed as a tool for biodiversity conservation and ecosystem restoration. So far, most research has compared biodiversity in beaver wetlands and non-beaver wetlands, but few studies have explored how beaver-created succession affects specific taxa. In this study, we… 

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