Tree community structure reflects niche segregation of three parapatric squirrel monkey species (Saimiri spp.)

@article{Paim2018TreeCS,
  title={Tree community structure reflects niche segregation of three parapatric squirrel monkey species (Saimiri spp.)},
  author={Fernanda Pozzan Paim and Kim Valenta and Colin A. Chapman and Adriano Pereira Paglia and Helder L. de Queiroz},
  journal={Primates},
  year={2018},
  volume={59},
  pages={395-404}
}
Integration between ecology and biogeography provides insights into how niche specialization affects the geographical distribution of species. [...] Key Method We sampled 6617 trees of 326 species in three habitats (high várzea, low várzea and chavascal) used by three Saimiri species, and estimated tree species richness in each of them. For each tree, we measured variables known to influence habitat use in primates, such as crown area and presence of lianas, epiphytes and hemi-epiphytes.Expand
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