volume 166, issue 10, P854-862 2018
DOI: 10.1111/eea.12724
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Valentina Amore, Pedro Giovâni da Silva, Maristela Carpintero Hensen, Malva Isabel Medina Hernández, Jorge M. Lobo

Abstract: Abstract Dung consumption and removal is a fundamental ecological process carried out by dung beetles that drive soil nutrient cycling and associated ecosystem services. In this study, the removal rate of small droppings by dung beetles was estimated in natural subtropical rainforests of southern Brazil located along an elevational gradient, in order to understand the factors influencing variation in dung removal. To do that, the comparative explanatory capacity of three main types of variables was quantified…

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