The world's richest tadpole communities show functional redundancy and low functional diversity: ecological data on Madagascar's stream-dwelling amphibian larvae

@inproceedings{Strau2009TheWR,
  title={The world's richest tadpole communities show functional redundancy and low functional diversity: ecological data on Madagascar's stream-dwelling amphibian larvae},
  author={Axel Strau\ss and E. C. R. Reeve and Roger-Daniel Randrianiaina and Miguel Vences and Julian Glos},
  booktitle={BMC Ecology},
  year={2009}
}
Functional diversity illustrates the range of ecological functions in a community. It allows revealing the appearance of functional redundancy in communities and processes of community assembly. Functional redundancy illustrates the overlap in ecological functions of community members which may be an indicator of community resilience. We evaluated patterns of species richness, functional diversity and functional redundancy on tadpole communities in rainforest streams in Madagascar. This habitat… CONTINUE READING
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