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Data from: Linking dung beetle mediated functions to interactions in the Atlantic Forest: sampling design matters

Citation

Raine, Elizabeth (2019), Data from: Linking dung beetle mediated functions to interactions in the Atlantic Forest: sampling design matters, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.47d7wm38p

Abstract

Interactions between dung beetles and vertebrate dung are intimately linked to a suite of ecosystem functions in tropical forests. We show that the trapping method and the type of dung used affect the suite of beetles captured, with the potential to influence the outcome of experiments linking functions to interactions.

Usage Notes

Dung beetle species and abundance attracted to dung baited pitfall traps and bag traps from the Atlantic Forest, Brazil. Variation in bait type and dung size used as bait recorded.