publication . Article . 2011

Habitat disturbance and hydrological parameters determine the body size and reproduction strategy of alluvial ground beetles

Michael Gerisch;
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  • Published: 01 May 2011 Journal: issn: 1313-2989, eissn: 1313-2970, Copyright policy
  • Publisher: Pensoft Publishers
Abstract
Environmental variability is the main driver for the variation of biological characteristics (life-history traits) of species. Therefore, life-history traits are particularly suited to identify mechanistic linkages between environmental variability and species occurrence and can help in explaining ecological patterns. For ground beetles, few studies directly related species traits to environmental variables. This study aims to analyse how life-history traits of alluvial ground beetles are controlled by environmental factors. I expected that the occurrence of species and the occurrence of specific traits are closely related to hydrological and disturbance paramet...
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free text keywords: trait shifts, environmental variability, life-history traits, floodplain, ecosystem processes, QL1-991, species sorting, Zoology
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publication . Article . 2011

Habitat disturbance and hydrological parameters determine the body size and reproduction strategy of alluvial ground beetles

Michael Gerisch;