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Diversity, abundance and community network structure in sporocarp-associated beetle communities of the central Appalachian Mountains
 

Summary: Diversity, abundance and community network structure in sporocarp-associated
beetle communities of the central Appalachian Mountains
Mary Jane Epps
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology,
University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721
A. Elizabeth Arnold1
Division of Plant Pathology and Microbiology, School of
Plant Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
85721
Abstract: Although arthropods are abundant and
diverse in and on macrofungal sporocarps, their
associations with fungi seldom have been described
at a community level. We examined sporocarp-
associated beetle communities in two primary sites
in the Appalachian Mountains and foothills, assessing
beetle diversity and abundance in relation to study
site, sampling season (early vs. late summer), and
sporocarp characteristics such as taxonomic position,
dry mass and age. From 758 sporocarps representing
.180 species we recovered 15 404 adult beetles

  

Source: Arnold, A. Elizabeth - School of Plant Sciences, University of Arizona

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine