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Barrio IC, Bueno CG, Gartzia M, Soininen EM, Christie KS, Speed JDM, Ravolainen VT, Forbes BC, Gauthier G, Horstkotte T, Hoset KS, Hoye TT, Jonsdottir IS, Levesque E, Morsdorf MA, Olofsson J, Wookey P & Hik DS (2016) Biotic interactions mediate patterns of herbivore diversity in the Arctic, Global Ecology and Biogeography, 25 (9), pp. 1108-1118.
Aim: Understanding the forces shaping biodiversity patterns, particularly for groups of organisms with key functional roles, will help predict the responses of ecosystems to environmental changes. Our aim was to evaluate the relative role of different drivers in shaping the diversity patterns of vertebrate herbivores, a group of organisms exerting a strong trophic influence in terrestrial Arctic ecosystems. This biome, traditionally perceived as homogeneous and low in biodiversity, includes wide variation in biotic and physical conditions and is currently undergoing major environmental change.
Biodiversity; biotic interactions; predator–prey; species richness; trophic interactions; tundra
|Authors||Barrio Isabel C, Bueno C Guillermo, Gartzia Maite, Soininen Eeva M, Christie Katherine S, Speed James D M, Ravolainen Virve T, Forbes Bruce C, Gauthier Gilles, Horstkotte Tim, Hoset Katrine S, Hoye Toke T, Jonsdottir Ingibjorg S, Levesque Esther, Morsdorf Martin A, Olofsson Johan, Wookey Philip, Hik David S|
|Publication date online||19/05/2016|
Global Ecology and Biogeography: Volume 25, Issue 9 (2016)