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Describing termite assemblage structure in a Peruvian lowland tropical rain forest: a comparison of two alternative methods

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Termites are frequently dominant invertebrate decomposers and bioturbators in lowland tropical forests and therefore strongly influence ecosystem processes favouring soil stability, porosity and nutrient retention. In this study, we provide the first spatially replicated dataset on termite assemblage composition, abundance and biomass in a Peruvian rainforest by sampling six separate plots. In addition, two alternative sampling methods (transect method-TM and quadrat method-QM), providing ter...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1007/s00040-014-0385-z

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
SOGE
Sub department:
Environmental Change Institute
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
SOGE
Sub department:
Geography
Oxford college:
Oriel College
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-3503-4783
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Name:
Natural Environmental Research Council
Grant:
NE/G019738/1
Publisher:
Springer
Journal:
Insectes Sociaux More from this journal
Volume:
62
Issue:
2
Pages:
141-150
Publication date:
2014-12-27
Acceptance date:
2014-12-16
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EISSN:
1420-9098
ISSN:
0020-1812
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pubs:542791
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uuid:cdad2e23-1849-418e-8669-eea555ccb77a
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542791
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2020-01-13

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