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dc.contributor.authorChapin, Kenneth James
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Kaitlyn Hanna
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-13T23:33:16Z
dc.date.available2019-08-13T23:33:16Z
dc.date.issued2019-04-11
dc.identifier.citationKenneth James Chapin and Kaitlyn Hanna Smith "Vertically Stratified Arthropod Diversity in a Florida Upland Hardwood Forest," Florida Entomologist 102(1), 211-215, (11 April 2019). https://doi.org/10.1653/024.102.0134en_US
dc.identifier.issn0015-4040
dc.identifier.doi10.1653/024.102.0134
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/633825
dc.description.abstractSpecies diversity is typically higher in tropical forest canopies than in ground layers, but this pattern is absent in temperate forests. However, hardwood forests of Florida are typified by the intermingling of temperate and tropical species. It is thus unclear how diversity in Florida forests might be vertically stratified. This project is one of the first investigations to compare arthropod communities at varying layers (strata) of a Florida hardwood forest, from ground to canopy habitats. We installed terrestrial and arboreal pitfall traps to survey the arthropod community along a vertical gradient from the forest ground to upper canopy. We collected 830 arthropods from the 34 traps, amounting to 103 morphospecies across 15 orders. Coleoptera was the most morphospecious order, followed by Diptera, Araneae, and Hymenoptera. Species alpha diversity, richness, and abundance all decreased with height from the ground and horizontal distance from the tree. We discuss the vertical stratification of orders in addition to diversity metrics. This study is the first to reveal canopy strata effects on arthropod diversity in a Florida forest, and shows how diversity and composition changes along within site gradients.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipKillgore Research Center of West Texas AM University; Department of Life, Earth & Environmental Sciences at West Texas AM Universityen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherFLORIDA ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCen_US
dc.rightsCopyright for any article published in Florida Entomologist is held by the author(s) of the article. Florida Entomologist follows terms of the Creative Commons, Attribution Non-Commercial License (cc by-nc).en_US
dc.subjectcanopyen_US
dc.subjectFloridaen_US
dc.subjecthardwood hammocken_US
dc.subjectinsecten_US
dc.subjectvertical stratificationen_US
dc.titleVertically Stratified Arthropod Diversity in a Florida Upland Hardwood Foresten_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniv Arizona, Dept Ecol & Evolutionary Biolen_US
dc.identifier.journalFLORIDA ENTOMOLOGISTen_US
dc.description.noteOpen access journalen_US
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dc.source.volume102
dc.source.issue1
dc.source.beginpage211
refterms.dateFOA2019-08-13T23:33:17Z


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