A closer look at the main actors of Neotropical floodplain food webs: functional classification and niche overlap of dominant benthic invertebrates in a floodplain lake of Paraná River

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Saigo, Miguel; Marchese Garello, Mercedes Rosa; Wantzen, Karl Matthias;
  • Publisher: Fundação Zoobotânica do Rio Grande do Sul
  • Journal: Iheringia: Série Zoologia (issn: 1678-4766)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1590/1678-4766e2016004
  • Subject: Ciencias Biológicas | Otras Ciencias Biológicas | KEYWORDS | floodplain | null models | QL1-991 | Diet | feeding habits | Zoology | Paraná River | CIENCIAS NATURALES Y EXACTAS

Functional classifi cation of animals is necessary to enhance the predictive power of food web models. However, while there is a large database for functional classifi cation of benthic invertebrates (Functional Feeding Groups, FFG) in the temperate zone, the attributio... View more