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Title: Arthropod diversity in a tropical forest.
Authors: Basset, Yves
Cizek, Lukas
Cuénoud, Philippe
Didham, Raphael K.
Guilhaumon, François
Missa, Olivier
Novotny, Vojtech
Ødegaard, Frode
Roslin, Tomas
Schmidl, Jürgen
Tishechkin, Alexey K.
Winchester, Neville N.
Roubik, David W.
Aberlenc, Henri Pierre
Bail, Johannes
Barrios, Héctor
Bridle, Jonathan R.
Meneses, Gabriela Castaño
Corbara, Bruno
Curletti, Gianfranco
Rocha, Wesley Duarte da
Bakker, Domir De
Delabie, Jacques Hubert Charles
Dejean, Alain
Fagan, Laura L.
Floren, Andreas
Kitching, Roger L.
Medianero, Enrique
Miller, Scott E.
Oliveira, Evandro Gama de
Orivel, Jérôme
Pollet, Marc
Rapp, Mathieu
Ribeiro, Sérvio Pontes
Roisin, Yves
Schmidt, Jesper B.
Sørensen, Line L.
Leponce, Maurice
Issue Date: 2012
Citation: YVES, B. et al. Arthropod diversity in a tropical forest. Science, New York, v. 338, p. 1481-1484, 2012. Disponível em: <>. Acesso em: 20 jul. 2017.
Abstract: Most eukaryotic organisms are arthropods. Yet, their diversity in rich terrestrial ecosystems is still unknown. Here we produce tangible estimates of the total species richness of arthropods in a tropical rainforest. Using a comprehensive range of structured protocols, we sampled the phylogenetic breadth of arthropod taxa from the soil to the forest canopy in the San Lorenzo forest, Panama. We collected 6144 arthropod species from 0.48 hectare and extrapolated total species richness to larger areas on the basis of competing models. The whole 6000-hectare forest reserve most likely sustains 25,000 arthropod species. Notably, just 1 hectare of rainforest yields >60% of the arthropod biodiversity held in the wider landscape. Models based on plant diversity fitted the accumulated species richness of both herbivore and nonherbivore taxa exceptionally well. This lends credence to global estimates of arthropod biodiversity developed from plant models.
ISSN: 1095-9203
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