Body size determines soil community assembly in a tropical forest.

  title={Body size determines soil community assembly in a tropical forest.},
  author={Lucie Zinger and Pierre Taberlet and Heidy Schimann and Aur{\'e}lie Bonin and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Boyer and Marta De Barba and Philippe Gaucher and Ludovic Gielly and Charline Giguet-Covex and Amaia Iribar and Maxime R{\'e}jou‐M{\'e}chain and Gilles Ray{\'e} and Delphine Rioux and Vincent Schilling and Blaise Tymen and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Viers and Cyril Zouiten and Wilfried Thuiller and Eric Coissac and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Chave},
  journal={Molecular ecology},
  volume={28 3},
Tropical forests shelter an unparalleled biological diversity. The relative influence of environmental selection (i.e., abiotic conditions, biotic interactions) and stochastic-distance-dependent neutral processes (i.e., demography, dispersal) in shaping communities has been extensively studied for various organisms, but has rarely been explored across a large range of body sizes, in particular in soil environments. We built a detailed census of the whole soil biota in a 12-ha tropical forest… 

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