Correlates of Zooplankton Beta Diversity in Tropical Lake Systems

  title={Correlates of Zooplankton Beta Diversity in Tropical Lake Systems},
  author={Paloma M. Lopes and Luis Mauricio Bini and Steven A. J. Declerck and Vinicius Fortes Farjalla and Ludgero Cardoso Galli Vieira and Cl{\'a}udia Costa Bonecker and F{\'a}bio Am{\^o}deo Lansac-T{\^o}ha and Francisco de Assis Esteves and Reinaldo Luiz Bozelli},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
The changes in species composition between habitat patches (beta diversity) are likely related to a number of factors, including environmental heterogeneity, connectivity, disturbance and productivity. Here, we used data from aquatic environments in five Brazilian regions over two years and two seasons (rainy and dry seasons or high and low water level periods in floodplain lakes) in each year to test hypotheses underlying zooplankton beta diversity variation. The regions present different… 

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