Scale-dependent effects of windthrow disturbance on forest arthropod communities

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Hirao, Toshihide; Murakami, Masashi; Iwamoto, Jiro; Hino, Takafumi; Oguma, Hiroyuki;
  • Publisher: Springer Japan
  • Journal: Ecological Research,volume 23,issue 1,pages189-196 (issn: 0912-3814)
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  • Subject: arthropod diversity | environmental heterogeneity | functional spatial scale | scale dependence | tree-fall gap

The effect of disturbance on local communities may operate via a spatial landscape context. We examined the scale-dependent effects of windthrow disturbance caused by a large typhoon on three arthropod communities in a temperate forest of Japan. Canopy arthropods were c... View more
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