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Title

An ecological and evolutionary framework for the analysis of insular biomes

AuthorsEmerson, Brent C. ; López, Heriberto ; Pérez-Delgado, Antonio; Oromí, Pedro; Fernández-Palacios, José María; Caujapé Castells, J. ; Cardoso, Pedro
KeywordsMascarene Islands
Arthropod
Forest
Diversification
Colonization
Genetic connectivity
Azores
Canary Islands
Arthropods
Community structure
Issue Date18-Jul-2016
CitationII International Conference on Island Evolution, Ecology and Conservation (2016)
AbstractIn this talk I will present results from an on going collaborative project to characterise community structure within forest biomes of the Azores, Mascarene Islands and the Canary Islands. Standardised inventories have been carried out for plant communities within forests, and community composition for three arthropod groups is been quantified using a combination of ecological and molecular sampling protocols. Invertebrates have been sampled from 10 biodiversity plots distributed across historically continuous forest within single islands within each of the three archipelagos. Spiders and beetles have been chosen for the analysis of arthropods primarily associated with above-ground habitat, and DNA sequencing has been employed to facilitate both the delineation of probable biological species, and the estimation of genetic connectivity within species. Collembola have been chosen for the analysis of arthropods primarily associated with soils, using mitochondrial metagenomics to quantify species richness and diversity. A selection of recently obtained data will be used to demonstrate the practical and applied utility of this approach for the analysis and understanding of biological communities.
DescriptionTrabajo presentado en el II International Conference on Island Evolution, Ecology and Conservation, celebrado en Angra do Heroísmo, Islas Azores (Portugal) del 18 al 22 de julio de 2016.
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/10261/184477
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