Higher temperature variability in deforested mountain regions impacts the competitive advantage of nocturnal species

Sheng-Feng Shen, Shih-Fan Chan, Dustin R. Rubenstein, I-Ching Chen, Yu-Meng Fan & Yuan-Wen Zheng
Deforestation is a primary cause of biodiversity loss. However, we know little about its effects on global patterns of daily microclimate variation, which can differentially impact species with different daily activity patterns. Using a recently developed microclimate model, we show that deforestation causes an increase in the diurnal temperature range (DTR) in lowland habitats at low latitudes and the mountains at high latitudes. Furthermore, we investigate competitive interactions between nocturnal burying beetles and all-day active...
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