Abstract:Aim Floodplains are among the most biologically diverse systems in the world, where hydrological regime is recognized as crucial to structure aquatic communities. We predicted that i) structure of benthic metacommunity is nested in the drought and random in the flood season in a Neotropical floodplain. We expected to find ii) environmental homogenization during the flood season which may disrupt the nested pattern. Moreover, we identified habitats of high taxa richness of benthic invertebrates and characterize… Show more
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