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Functionally complete communities result in better ecosystem functioning: Dung removal and secondary seed dispersal by dung beetles in the Western Palaearctic

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In several ecosystems, the diversity of functional species traits has been shown to have a stronger effect on ecosystem functioning than taxonomic diversity alone. However, few studies have explored this idea at a large geographic scale. In a multi-site experiment, we unravelled the relationship between ecosystem function and functional completeness of species assemblages using dung beetles as a model group, focusing on dung removal and secondary seed dispersal.

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1111/jbi.13452

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ALTER-Net consortium More from this funder
Colombian Administrative Department of Science, Technology and Innovation More from this funder
Publisher:
Wiley Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Biogeography Journal website
Volume:
46
Issue:
1
Pages:
70-82
Publication date:
2018-11-22
Acceptance date:
2018-09-10
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EISSN:
1365-2699
ISSN:
0305-0270
Source identifiers:
927701
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pubs:927701
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uuid:828fdfe3-d061-4b82-81e8-b550984d47ce
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pubs:927701
Deposit date:
2018-10-17

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