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Describing termite assemblage structure in a Peruvian lowland tropical rain forest: a comparison of two alternative methods

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

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Termites are frequently dominant invertebrate decomposers and bioturbators in lowland tropical forests and therefore strongly influence ecosystem processes favouring soil stability, porosity and nutrient retention. In this study, we provide the first spatially replicated dataset on termite assemblage composition, abundance and biomass in a Peruvian rainforest by sampling six separate plots. In addition, two alternative sampling methods (transect method-TM and quadrat method-QM), providing...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/69198
Source: Insectes Sociaux
DOI: 10.1007/s00040-014-0385-z

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