Terrestrial vertebrate predators drive the structure and functioning of aquatic food webs.

@article{Breviglieri2017TerrestrialVP,
  title={Terrestrial vertebrate predators drive the structure and functioning of aquatic food webs.},
  author={Crasso Paulo Bosco Breviglieri and Gustavo Quevedo Romero},
  journal={Ecology},
  year={2017},
  volume={98 8},
  pages={
          2069-2080
        }
}
Predators that forage at boundaries between ecosystems can affect prey from adjacent ecosystems, thereby triggering consumptive and non-consumptive cascading effects, which may affect diversity and food web structure across ecosystems. In the present study, we manipulated the access of insectivorous birds, lizards, and anurans to tank bromeliads in scrub vegetation in southern Brazil. We measured cascading effects on the community structure of aquatic invertebrates inhabiting bromeliad leaves… CONTINUE READING
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