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A highly resolved food web for insect seed predators in a species-rich tropical forest

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dc.contributor.author Gripenberg, Sofia en
dc.contributor.author Basset, Yves en
dc.contributor.author Lewis, Owen T. en
dc.contributor.author Terry, J. Christopher D. en
dc.contributor.author Wright, S. Joseph en
dc.contributor.author Simón, Indira en
dc.contributor.author Fernández, D. Catalina en
dc.contributor.author Cedeño-Sanchez, Marjorie en
dc.contributor.author Rivera, Marleny en
dc.contributor.author Barrios, Héctor en
dc.contributor.author Brown, John W. en
dc.contributor.author Calderón, Osvaldo en
dc.contributor.author Cognato, Anthony I. en
dc.contributor.author Kim, Jorma en
dc.contributor.author Miller, Scott E. en
dc.contributor.author Morse, Geoffrey E. en
dc.contributor.author Pinzón-Navarro, Sara en
dc.contributor.author Quicke, Donald L. J. en
dc.contributor.author Robbins, Robert K. en
dc.contributor.author Salminen, Juha-Pekka en
dc.contributor.author Vesterinen, Eero en
dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-02T13:09:02Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-02T13:09:02Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.citation Gripenberg, Sofia, Basset, Yves, Lewis, Owen T., Terry, J. Christopher D., Wright, S. Joseph, Simón, Indira, Fernández, D. Catalina, Cedeño-Sanchez, Marjorie, Rivera, Marleny, Barrios, Héctor, Brown, John W., Calderón, Osvaldo, Cognato, Anthony I., Kim, Jorma, Miller, Scott E., Morse, Geoffrey E., Pinzón-Navarro, Sara, Quicke, Donald L. J., Robbins, Robert K., Salminen, Juha-Pekka, and Vesterinen, Eero. 2019. "<a href="https://repository.si.edu/handle/10088/98434">A highly resolved food web for insect seed predators in a species-rich tropical forest</a>." <em>Ecology Letters</em>. 22 (10):1638&ndash;1649. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1111/ele.13359">https://doi.org/10.1111/ele.13359</a> en
dc.identifier.issn 1461-023X
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10088/98434
dc.description.abstract The top-down and indirect effects of insects on plant communities depend on patterns of host use, which are often poorly documented, particularly in species-rich tropical forests. At Barro Colorado Island, Panama, we compiled the first food web quantifying trophic interactions between the majority of co-occurring woody plant species and their internally feeding insect seed predators. Our study is based on more than 200 000 fruits representing 478 plant species, associated with 369 insect species. Insect host-specificity was remarkably high: only 20% of seed predator species were associated with more than one plant species, while each tree species experienced seed predation from a median of two insect species. Phylogeny, but not plant traits, explained patterns of seed predator attack. These data suggest that seed predators are unlikely to mediate indirect interactions such as apparent competition between plant species, but are consistent with their proposed contribution to maintaining plant diversity via the Janzen-Connell mechanism. en
dc.relation.ispartof Ecology Letters en
dc.title A highly resolved food web for insect seed predators in a species-rich tropical forest en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.srbnumber 151898
dc.identifier.doi 10.1111/ele.13359
rft.jtitle Ecology Letters
rft.volume 22
rft.issue 10
rft.spage 1638
rft.epage 1649
dc.description.SIUnit STRI en
dc.description.SIUnit NH-Entomology en
dc.description.SIUnit NMNH en
dc.citation.spage 1638
dc.citation.epage 1649


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