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Evidence of species sorting driving aquatic beetles associated with woody debris in a transitional region between Cerrado and Atlantic Forest biomes

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Autor(es):
Valente-Neto, Francisco [1, 2] ; Saito, Victor S. [2] ; Siqueira, Tadeu [3] ; Fonseca-Gessner, Alaide Aparecida [4]
Número total de Autores: 4
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Fed Mato Grosso do Sul, Programa Posgrad Ecol & Conservacao, BR-79070900 Campo Grande, MS - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Programa Posgrad Ecol & Recursos Nat, Rod Washington Luiz Km 235, BR-13565905 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Estadual Paulista, UNESP, Inst Biociencias, Dept Ecol, Campus Rio Claro, Av 24-A 1515, BR-13506900 Rio Claro, SP - Brazil
[4] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Dept Hidrobiol, Rod Washington Luiz Km 235, BR-13565905 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 4
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: AQUATIC ECOLOGY; v. 50, n. 2, p. 209-220, JUN 2016.
Citações Web of Science: 2
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We investigated (1) the variation of both species composition and species relative abundances of aquatic beetles associated with submerged woody debris in a transitional region between Cerrado (Brazilian savannah) and Atlantic Forest biomes; and (2) which assembling processes are more associated with the observed patterns, species sorting or mass effects. We hypothesized that the marked differences between Cerrado and Atlantic Forest streams regarding vegetation composition and structure would produce different environmental conditions for stream beetle faunas assembling. We used spatial explicit multivariate techniques to analyze whether metacommunity patterns were more associated with environmental variables, indicating a major role of species sorting, or with spatial variables, indicating intense dispersal. We found distinct communities within each biome in terms of both changes in taxonomic composition and species relative abundance driven by environmental factors. Biome type, a regional scale variable, and variation in dissolved oxygen levels, a local scale variable, were the best explanatory variables of variation in metacommunity structure. We did not find any evidence of the influence of processes related to the spatial configuration of streams. Altogether our results pointed to species sorting structuring saproxylic beetles assemblages patterns. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 13/20540-0 - Processos em metacomunidades: fatores ecológicos, evolutivos e espaciais estruturando as comunidades de macroinvertebrados aquáticos
Beneficiário:Victor Satoru Saito
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Doutorado
Processo FAPESP: 13/50424-1 - Scaling biodiversity in tropical and boreal streams: implications for diversity mapping and environmental assessment (ScaleBio)
Beneficiário:Tadeu de Siqueira Barros
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Regular