Local and regional ecological morphology of dung beetle assemblages across four biogeographic regions

  title={Local and regional ecological morphology of dung beetle assemblages across four biogeographic regions},
  author={Daegan J. G. Inward and Richard G. Davies and Claire Pergande and Andrew J. Denham and Alfried P. Vogler},
  journal={Journal of Biogeography},
Aim  Niche partitioning within species assemblages is thought to influence species packing and/or total niche space occupied. The evolution of dung beetles (Scarabaeinae) is likely to have been strongly influenced by inter‐specific competition, leading to niche partitioning. We consider whether local‐scale processes leave a signature in regional patterns of functional diversity in dung beetle assemblages, and investigate the correlation between total exploited ecomorphological space and density… 
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