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Dung beetle - mammal interactions in tropical forests

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Dung beetles are functionally-important insects which feed on the faeces of mammals. They are widely studied as biodiversity indicators, and as a model taxon for investigating relationships between biodiversity and ecosystem functioning. In this thesis I explore dung beetle - mammal associations in tropical forests, aiming to place dung beetle resource use in the context of the mammal species on which they rely. In a systematic review of the literature (Chapter 1) I find a growing literatu...

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University of Oxford
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NE/L02612/1
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Elizabeth Raine
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DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford

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