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Interactive effects of fire and large herbivores on web-building spiders

Foster, Claire; Barton, Philip; Wood, Jeffrey; Lindenmayer, David B


Altered disturbance regimes are a major driver of biodiversity loss worldwide. Maintaining or re-creating natural disturbance regimes is therefore the focus of many conservation programmes. A key challenge, however, is to understand how co-occurring disturbances interact to affect biodiversity. We experimentally tested for the interactive effects of prescribed fire and large macropod herbivores on the web-building spider assemblage of a eucalypt forest understorey and investigated the role of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Oecologia
DOI: 10.1007/s00442-015-3323-5
Access Rights: Open Access


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