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Taxonomic and functional composition of arthropod assemblages across contrasting Amazonian forests [Journal of Animal Ecology]

Keywords : Amazon, arthropod community, environmental filtering, forest habitat, French Guiana, functional composition, mass sampling, Peru, trophic cascades

par Frédéric Magné - publié le

1.Arthropods represent most of global biodiversity, with the highest diversity found in tropical rain forests. Nevertheless, we have a very incomplete understanding of how tropical arthropod communities are assembled.
2.We conducted a comprehensive mass sampling of arthropod communities within three major habitat types of lowland Amazonian rain forest, including terra firme clay, white-sand and seasonally flooded forests in Peru and French Guiana. We examined how taxonomic and functional composition (at the family level) differed across these habitat types in the two regions.(...)

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