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Animal Biodiversity at Nachusa Grasslands

Peter Guiden
A primary goal of ecological restoration is to increase biodiversity in degraded ecosystems. However, the success of restoration ecology is often assessed by measuring the response of a single functional group or trophic level to restoration, without considering how restoration affects multitrophic interactions that shape biodiversity. An ecosystem-wide approach to restoration is therefore necessary to understand whether animal responses to restoration, such as changes in biodiversity, are facilitated by changes in plant communities (plant-driven effects)...

Arthropod predation of vertebrates structures trophic dynamics in island ecosystems

Luke Halpin, Daniel Terrington, Holly Jones, Rowan Mott, Wei Wen Wong, David Dow, Nicholas Carlile & Rohan Clarke
Arthropod predation of vertebrates structures trophic dynamics in island ecosystems On isolated islands, large arthropods can play an important functional role in ecosystem dynamics. On the Norfolk Islands group, South Pacific, we monitored the diet and foraging activity of an endemic chilopod, the Phillip Island centipede (Cormocephalus coynei), and used a stable isotope mixing model to estimate dietary proportions. Phillip Island centipede diet is represented by vertebrate animals (48%) and invertebrates (52%), with 30.5% consisting...

Raw radiocarbon dates and stable carbon isotope values for individual bone specimens from Madagascar's Central Highlands.

Brooke Crowley, Laurie Godfrey, Karen Samonds & James Hansford
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