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Canopy and litter ant assemblages share similar climate-species density relationships

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    0356468 - BC-A 2011 RIV GB eng J - Článek v odborném periodiku
    Weiser, M. D. - Sanders, N. J. - Agosti, D. - Andersen, A. N. - Ellison, A. M. - Fisher, B. L. - Gibb, H. - Gotelli, N. J. - Gove, A. D. - Gross, K. - Guénard, B. - Janda, Milan - Kaspari, M. - Lessard, J.-P. - Longino, J. T. - Majer, J. D. - Menke, S. B. - McGlynn, T. P. - Parr, C. L. - Philpott, S. M. - Retana, J. - Suarez, A. V. - Vasconcelos, H.L. - Yanoviak, P. - Dunn, R. R.
    Canopy and litter ant assemblages share similar climate-species density relationships.
    Biology Letters. Roč. 6, č. 6 (2010), s. 769-772 ISSN 1744-9561
    Grant ostatní: NASA Biodiversity Grant(US) ROSES-NNX09AK22G; National Science Foundation(US) NSF-OISE-0749047; National Science Foundation(US) NSF-DEB-0640015; National Science Foundation(US) NSF-0716966; National Science Foundation(US) NSF-DEB0842395
    Výzkumný záměr: CEZ:AV0Z50070508
    Klíčová slova: Formicidae * species richness * global diversity gradients
    Kód oboru RIV: EH - Ekologie - společenstva
    Impakt faktor: 3.651, rok: 2010

    Tropical forest canopies house most of the globe’s diversity, yet little is known about global patterns and drivers of canopy diversity. Here, we present models of ant species density, using climate, abundance and habitat (i.e. canopy versus litter) as predictors. Ant species density is positively associated with temperature and precipitation, and negatively (or non-significantly) associated with two metrics of seasonality, precipitation seasonality and temperature range. Ant species density was significantly higher in canopy samples, but this difference disappeared once abundance was considered. Thus, apparent differences in species density between canopy and litter samples are probably owing to differences in abundance– diversity relationships, and not differences in climate– diversity relationships. Thus, it appears that canopy and litter ant assemblages share a common abundance–diversity relationship influenced by similar but not identical climatic drivers.
    Trvalý link: http://hdl.handle.net/11104/0194984