Temporal Resource Partitioning and Interspecific Correlations in a Warm, Temperate Climate Assemblage of Dung Beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae)

@article{Sullivan2017TemporalRP,
  title={Temporal Resource Partitioning and Interspecific Correlations in a Warm, Temperate Climate Assemblage of Dung Beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae)},
  author={Gregory T. Sullivan and Sebahat K. Ozman-Sullivan and A. S. Bourne and Jean-Pierre Lumaret and Unal Zeybekoglu and Myron P. Zalucki and Greg S. Baxter},
  journal={Journal of Insect Science},
  year={2017},
  volume={17}
}
Guilds of dung dwelling and tunneling dung beetles coexist in local assemblages in warm temperate regions, despite the tendency of dwellers to be inferior competitors. A field experiment on the Black Sea coast of Turkey examined the role of temporal resource partitioning in their coexistence. Standardized dung pads deposited at 4 h intervals through a 24 h period in summer were collected 12, 24, or 48 h later. Adults from 10 tunneling and seven dung dwelling species were collected. The… 

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