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Disentangling the effects of farmland use, habitat edges, and vegetation structure on ground beetle morphological traits

Ng, Katherina; Barton, Philip; Blanchard, Wade; Evans, Maldwyn; Lindenmayer, David B; Macfadyen, Sarina; McIntyre, Sue; Driscoll, Don


Land-use change due to agriculture has a major influence on arthropod biodiversity, and may influence species differently depending on their traits. It is unclear how species traits vary across different land uses and their edges, with most studies focussing on single habitat types and overlooking edge effects. We examined variation in morphological traits of carabid beetles (Coleoptera:Carabidae) on both sides of edges between woodlands and four adjoining, but contrasting farmland uses in an...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Oecologia
DOI: 10.1007/s00442-018-4180-9


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