Contributions of the mammal community, habitat structure, and spatial distance to dung beetle community structure

@article{Bogoni2016ContributionsOT,
  title={Contributions of the mammal community, habitat structure, and spatial distance to dung beetle community structure},
  author={Juliano Andr{\'e} Bogoni and Maur{\'i}cio Eduardo Graipel and Pedro Volkmer de Castilho and Felipe Moreli Fantacini and Vanessa Villanova Kuhnen and Micheli Ribeiro Luiz and Thiago Bernardes Maccarini and C{\'a}ssio Batista Marcon and Christiane de Souza Pimentel Teixeira and Marcos Adriano Tortato and Fernando Z Vaz-de-Mello and Malva Isabel Medina Hern{\'a}ndez},
  journal={Biodiversity and Conservation},
  year={2016},
  volume={25},
  pages={1661-1675}
}
Dung beetles feed and nest in mammal feces, are influenced by habitat quality and have limited dispersal ability. We hypothesized that dung beetle community structure is affected by mammal composition, habitat structure, and spatial distance, and that these predictors vary among the functional groups in communities. Dung beetles and mammals were sampled using pitfall traps and camera traps, respectively, at 15 Atlantic Forest sites between 2005 and 2013. Habitat structure was described using… CONTINUE READING