Comparison of rainforest butterfly assemblages across three biogeographical regions using standardized protocols

  title={Comparison of rainforest butterfly assemblages across three biogeographical regions using standardized protocols},
  author={Yves Basset and David J Lohman and Vojtech Novotny and tIM treUer and Scott E. Miller and George D Weiblen and Naomi E Pierce and Sarayudh Bunyavejchewin and Watana Sakchoowong and pItooN koNgNoo and MIgUel A. oSorIo-AreNAS},
Insects, like most other organisms, are more diverse in tropical than in temperate regions, but standardized comparisons of diversity among tropical regions are rare. Disentangling the effects of ecological, evolutionary, and biogeographic factors on community diversity requires standardized protocols and long-term studies. We compared the abundance and diversity of butterflies using standardised ‘Pollard walk’ transect counts in the understory of closed-canopy lowland rainforests in Panama… CONTINUE READING


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