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Data from: Variation in plant functional traits is best explained by the species identity: stability of trait based species ranking across meadow management regimes

Ondrej Mudrak, Jiri Dolezal, Alena Vítová & Jan Leps
1. It is commonly assumed in trait-based studies that plant functional traits are species-specific, being more variable among species than among different environmental conditions. If the environment affects traits it is assumed that species react in a similar direction and conserve the functional distances. The rank of species based on the trait values is then unchanged, which justifies the use of species trait averages from database values. Such assumptions of species specificity are, however, increasingly...

Data from: Experiments with artificial nests provide evidence for ant community stratification and nest site limitation in a tropical forest

Ondřej Mottl, Jacob Yombai, Tom. M. Fayle, Vojtěch Novotný & Petr Klimeš
Ants are dominant in tropical forests and many species nest in hollow cavities. The manner in which species are vertically stratified in these complex habitats is not known, with lack of nest sites being proposed to limit ant populations. Here we assess ant community stratification and nest site limitation in a lowland rainforest in New Guinea using experimental addition of artificial bamboo nests of two cavity sizes (small: ~12 mm. large: ~32 mm diameter) placed...

Registration Year

  • 2019

Resource Types

  • Dataset


  • Institute of Entomology
  • New Guinea Binatang Research Center
  • University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice