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Testing the validity of the species-area curve: invertebrate diversity in freshwater ponds.

dc.contributor.authorCarlson, Nelsen_US
dc.contributor.authorClark, Abbyen_US
dc.contributor.authorRichmond, Hillaryen_US
dc.contributor.authorSegerlind, Sarahen_US
dc.coverage.spatialLile Ponden_US
dc.coverage.spatialVan Ponden_US
dc.coverage.spatialSedge Point - Douglas Lakeen_US
dc.coverage.spatialPine Point - Douglas Lakeen_US
dc.coverage.spatialGrapevine Point - Douglas Lakeen_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-06-14T23:26:33Z
dc.date.available2007-06-14T23:26:33Z
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/55006
dc.description.abstractThe total number of species supported by a habitat is one of the most fundamental ecological characteristics of any system. The increase in species diversity with habitat size is known as the species-area relationship; however, underlying explanations for this relationship are not completely understood. The purpose of this study was to determine whether macroinvertebrate species diversity in northern Michigan ponds exhibits a classic species-area curve. We sampled several ponds near Douglas Lake and compared the number of macroinvertebrate taxa found with area and other abiotic factors. Our data did not show a statistically significant correlation between species and area (p=0.1825). However, a trend was observed between species richness and the water volume (p=0.0928) of the sites sampled. Factors such as habitat diversity, seasonality and ease of macroinvertebrate dispersal may reduce the influence of area on species richness in ponds.en_US
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dc.relation.haspartGraphen_US
dc.relation.haspartMapen_US
dc.relation.haspartTable of Numbersen_US
dc.subjectGeneral Ecologyen_US
dc.subject.otherINVERTEBRATESen_US
dc.subject.otherISLANDSen_US
dc.subject.otherDIVERSITYen_US
dc.subject.otherAREAen_US
dc.subject.otherBIODIVERSITYen_US
dc.subject.otherCONSERVATIONen_US
dc.subject.otherAQUATICen_US
dc.subject.otherINSECTSen_US
dc.subject.otherANNELIDAen_US
dc.subject.otherARTHROPODSen_US
dc.subject.otherOLIGOCHAETAen_US
dc.subject.otherCRUSTACEANSen_US
dc.subject.otherCOLEOPTERAen_US
dc.subject.otherDIPTERAen_US
dc.subject.otherEPHEMEROPTERAen_US
dc.subject.otherHEMIPTERAen_US
dc.subject.otherMEGALOPTERAen_US
dc.subject.otherODONATAen_US
dc.subject.otherTRICHOPTERAen_US
dc.titleTesting the validity of the species-area curve: invertebrate diversity in freshwater ponds.en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevelNatural Resource and Environmenten_US
dc.subject.hlbtoplevelScienceen_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumBiological Station, University of Michiganen_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumcampusAnn Arboren_US
dc.description.bitstreamurlhttp://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/2027.42/55006/1/3447.pdfen_US
dc.description.filedescriptionDescription of 3447.pdf : Access restricted to on-site users at the U-M Biological Station.en_US
dc.owningcollnameBiological Station, University of Michigan (UMBS)


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