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Does neighbourhood tree diversity affect the crown arthropod community in saplings?

(2016) BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION. 25(1). p.169-185
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Mixed forest with multiple tree species is expected to create heterogeneous habitat and diverse niches for the canopy arthropod community. We assessed arthropod abundance, order richness, and community composition in the crowns of saplings of nine temperate tree species in two plantations of a recently established tree diversity experiment in Belgium, and looked for relationships with the diversity and structure of the sapling’s local neighbourhood. The crown arthropod community differed between the two study sites, both in terms of abundances and composition. More arthropods were found in the post-agricultural site; the arthropod community was more complex in the formerly forested site. The tree species identity of a sapling, its apparency, and the phylogenetic diversity of its local neighbourhood all affected the crown arthropod community. Our study suggests that mixing phylogenetically distant tree species creates niches for a complex crown arthropod community.
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plantation, temperate forest, FORBIO, biodiversity – ecosystem functioning, mixed forest, MIXED-SPECIES STANDS, ASSOCIATIONAL RESISTANCE, VEGETATIONAL DIVERSITY, PLANTATION FORESTS, EXPERIMENTAL TESTS, INSECT HERBIVORY, WESTERN OREGON, OAK QUERCUS, OLD-GROWTH, RICHNESS

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Setiawan, Nuri Nurlaila, Margot Vanhellemont, Lander Baeten, Ritchie Gobin, Pallieter De Smedt, Willem Proesmans, Evy Ampoorter, and Kris Verheyen. 2016. “Does Neighbourhood Tree Diversity Affect the Crown Arthropod Community in Saplings?” Biodiversity and Conservation 25 (1): 169–185.
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Setiawan, N. N., Vanhellemont, M., Baeten, L., Gobin, R., De Smedt, P., Proesmans, W., Ampoorter, E., et al. (2016). Does neighbourhood tree diversity affect the crown arthropod community in saplings? BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION, 25(1), 169–185.
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Setiawan NN, Vanhellemont M, Baeten L, Gobin R, De Smedt P, Proesmans W, et al. Does neighbourhood tree diversity affect the crown arthropod community in saplings? BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION. 2016;25(1):169–85.
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Setiawan, Nuri Nurlaila et al. “Does Neighbourhood Tree Diversity Affect the Crown Arthropod Community in Saplings?” BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION 25.1 (2016): 169–185. Print.
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  abstract     = {Mixed forest with multiple tree species is expected to create heterogeneous habitat and diverse niches for the canopy arthropod community. We assessed arthropod abundance, order richness, and community composition in the crowns of saplings of nine temperate tree species in two plantations of a recently established tree diversity experiment in Belgium, and looked for relationships with the diversity and structure of the sapling{\textquoteright}s local neighbourhood. The crown arthropod community differed between the two study sites, both in terms of abundances and composition. More arthropods were found in the post-agricultural site; the arthropod community was more complex in the formerly forested site. The tree species identity of a sapling, its apparency, and the phylogenetic diversity of its local neighbourhood all affected the crown arthropod community. Our study suggests that mixing phylogenetically distant tree species creates niches for a complex crown arthropod community.},
  author       = {Setiawan, Nuri Nurlaila and Vanhellemont, Margot and Baeten, Lander and Gobin, Ritchie and De Smedt, Pallieter and Proesmans, Willem and Ampoorter, Evy and Verheyen, Kris},
  issn         = {0960-3115},
  journal      = {BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {169--185},
  title        = {Does neighbourhood tree diversity affect the crown arthropod community in saplings?},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10531-015-1044-z},
  volume       = {25},
  year         = {2016},
}

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