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ECOLOGY OF GROUND-DWELLING CARABID BEETLES (COLEOPTERA: CARABIDAE) IN THE PERUVIAN ANDES

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ECOLOGY OF GROUND-DWELLING CARABID BEETLES (COLEOPTERA: CARABIDAE) IN THE PERUVIAN ANDES
author
Maveety, Sarah Anne
abstract
Studies of diversity and species distributions are crucial in light of a predicted 4-6 degrees C warming by the end of the 21st century, especially in the tropics where many species may be especially sensitive to climate change. Little is known about patterns of insect diversity and richness in Andean montane forest habitats. The main goal of the present research was to investigate the ecology of carabid beetles at different altitudes in southeastern Peru (Coleoptera: Carabidae). Changes in species richness, species assemblages, and wing and body attributes were estimated at different altitude zones along both disturbed and undisturbed gradients.
subject
Altitudinal gradients
Community composition
Diversity
Ground beetles
Morphology
Tropical montane cloud forests
contributor
Browne, Robert A (committee chair)
Erwin, Terry L (committee member)
Anderson, Todd M (committee member)
Conner, William E (committee member)
Silman, Miles R (committee member)
date
2014-01-15T09:35:20Z (accessioned)
2014-07-15T08:30:08Z (available)
2013 (issued)
degree
Biology (discipline)
embargo
2014-7-15 (terms)
identifier
http://hdl.handle.net/10339/39111 (uri)
language
en (iso)
publisher
Wake Forest University
type
Dissertation

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