Paper on Azorean Long-term Arthropod Monitoring in a Special Issue from Ecography
- January 6th, 2019
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During the last six years (2012-2018) a novel time-series dataset of arthropods sampled in native forest fragments in the Azores was obtained under the project "SLAM - Long Term Ecological Study of the Impacts of Climate Change in the natural forest of Azores".
Using such dataset, Matthews and colleagues found that that the temporal beta-diversity was much greater for non-native arthropod species than for native species. The high rate of stochastic turnover of non-native species indicates that attempts to simply reduce the populations of non-native
species in situ within native habitats may not be successful.
This publication was now published in a special Issue of the Journal Ecography dedicated to "Ecology in Human Mediated World"
Matthews, T., Sadler, J.P., Carvalho, R., Nunes, R. & Borges, P.A.V. (2019). Differential turnover rates and temporal beta-diversity patterns of native and non-native arthropod species in a fragmented native forest landscape. Ecography, 42: 45–54. DOI: 10.1111/ecog.03812