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          Institute: MPI für Evolutionsbiologie     Collection: Tropical ecology     Display Documents



ID: 114917.0, MPI für Evolutionsbiologie / Tropical ecology
Xylophagous macro-invertebrate and fungi associations in contrasting Amazonian ecosystems: the millipede viewpoint
Authors:Vohland, Katrin; De Jesus, Maria A.; Martius, Christopher; Adis, Joachim
Language:English
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2001
Title of Journal:International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences
Volume:27
Start Page:71
End Page:79
Review Status:not specified
Audience:Not Specified
Abstract / Description:The decomposer communities of macro-invertebrates in dead wood were investigated on sites in the whitewater inundation and on upland forests, in order to explain niche segregation in xylophagous millipedes in contrasting habitats. Several wood and habitat parameters as well as the fungi and macro-invertebrates inhabiting logs were analysed. The most important factor determining the occurrence of the aphelidesmid millipedes seemed to be the density of the wood in relation to the nutrients. Whereas wood from whitewater inundation forests is generally softer, in terra firme logs most of the nutrients are gone when the wood is as soft to allow its ingestion by millipedes
Free Keywords:Amazonia; arthropoda; community ecology; decomposition; diplopoda; millipedes; niche segregation; wood density; wood rotting fungi
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Article
Communicated by:Pia Parolin
Affiliations:MPI für Limnologie/AG Tropenökologie
External Affiliations:Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia/CPPF/INPA, Caixa Postal 478, 69011-970 Manaus, Brasil; Center for development Research, University of Bonn, Walter-Flex-Str. 3, D-53113 Bonn, Germany
Identifiers:ISSN:0377-015X [ID No:1]
LOCALID:1980/S 37650 [Listen-Nummer/S-Nummer]
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