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The fynbos and succulent Karoo biomes do not have exceptional local ant richness
(Public Library of Science (PLoS), 2012-03)
Background: The Fynbos (FB) and Succulent Karoo biomes (SKB) have high regional plant diversity despite relatively low productivity. Local diversity in the region varies but is moderate. For insects, previous work suggests ...
Hemispheric asymmetries in biodiversity : a serious matter of ecology
(PLoS One, 2004-11)
Penguins have been receiving a lot of bad press lately. They are considered somehow counter, spare, strange. Unlike most plant and animal groups, they do not show a peak of species richness towards the equator and a ...
Intraspecific body size frequency distributions of insects
(Public Library of Science -- PLoS, 2011-03)
Although interspecific body size frequency distributions are well documented for many taxa, including the insects, intraspecific body size frequency distributions (IaBSFDs) are more poorly known, and their variation among ...
Macrophysiology for a changing world
(The Royal Society, 2008-07)
The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA) has identified climate change, habitat destruction, invasive species, overexploitation and pollution as the major drivers of biodiversity loss and sources of concern for human ...
The global distribution and drivers of alien bird species richness
Alien species are a major component of human-induced environmental change. Variation in the numbers of alien species found in different areas is likely to depend on a combination of anthropogenic and environmental factors, ...