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Density-body mass relationships: Inconsistent intercontinental patterns among termite feeding-groups

Dahlsjö, Cecilia A.L.; Parr, Catherine L; Malhi, Yadvinder; Meir, Patrick; Rahman, Homathevi; Eggleton, Paul


Allometric relationships are useful for estimating and understanding resource distribution in assemblages with species of different masses. Damuth's law states that body mass scales with population density as M-0.75, where M is body mass and-0.75 is the slope. In this study we used Damuth's law (M-0.75) as a null hypothesis to examine the relationship between body mass and population density for termite feeding-groups in three different countries and regions (Cameroon, West Africa; Peru South...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Acta Oecologica
DOI: 10.1016/j.actao.2015.01.003


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