Soil fauna through the landscape window: factors shaping surface-and soil-dwelling communities across spatial scales in cork-oak mosaics

@article{Silva2015SoilFT,
  title={Soil fauna through the landscape window: factors shaping surface-and soil-dwelling communities across spatial scales in cork-oak mosaics},
  author={Pedro Henrique Belavenutti Martins da Silva and Matty P. Berg and Ant{\^o}nio Francisco Alves da Silva and Susana Almeida Dias and Pedro J. Leit{\~a}o and Dan Chamberlain and Jari K. Niemel{\"a} and Artur R. M. Serrano and Jos{\'e} Paulo Sousa},
  journal={Landscape Ecology},
  year={2015},
  volume={30},
  pages={1511-1526}
}
The role of ecological processes governing community structure are dependent on the spatial distances among local communities and the degree of habitat heterogeneity at a given spatial scale. Also, they depend on the dispersal ability of the targeted organisms collected throughout a landscape window. We assessed the relative importance of spatial and environmental factors shaping edaphic (Collembola) and epigeous (Carabidae) communities at different scales. The sampling sites were four… CONTINUE READING