Understory host plant and insect gall diversity changes across topographic habitats differing in nutrient and water stress in the Brazilian Amazon rainforest

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JULIÃO, Genimar Rebouças; ALMADA, Emmanuel Duarte; COSTA, Flávia Regina Capellotto; CARNEIRO, Marco Antônio Alves; FERNANDES, G. Wilson;
  • Publisher: Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia
  • Subject: habitat stress | soil nutrients | species diversity | terra firme forest | topographic gradient | diversidade de espécies | estresse higrotérmico | floresta de terra firme | gradiente topográfico | nutrientes do solo

ABSTRACT Topographic gradients in terra firme forests are associated with pronounced changes in soil texture, soil nutrients and distance to the water-table, thereby creating different hydric and nutritional conditions for plants and their associated herbivore community... View more
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