publication . Bachelor thesis . 2014

Vertical stratification and species composition of Nymphalidae butterfly assemblages in tree-fall gaps and understory in Madidi National Park, Bolivia

Skarped, Linnéa;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2014
  • Publisher: Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi
  • Country: Sweden
Abstract
Rainforest is a dynamic ecosystem where species are affected by numerous biotic and abiotic factors. One important abiotic factor for many species is the availability of sunlight. The understory habitat under the closed undisturbed canopy is comparably constant with regard to sunlight and therefore also humidity and temperature. The canopy regulates the amount of sunlight that will reach the ground, which means that changes in canopy cover will change the understory environment. The main natural disturbances that affect the structure of rainforest are tree falls, that resulting in tree-fall gaps. The aim of this study was to compare the vertical stratification a...
Subjects
free text keywords: Amazonas, gap dynamics, vertical stratification, tree fall gap, Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae, Madidi National Park
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