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dc.contributor.CRUESPUNIVERSIDADE DE ESTADUAL DE CAMPINASpt_BR
dc.typeArtigo de periódicopt_BR
dc.titleEcosystem Engineers On Plants: Indirect Facilitation Of Arthropod Communities By Leaf-rollers At Different Scales.pt_BR
dc.contributor.authorVieira, Camilapt_BR
dc.contributor.authorRomero, Gustavo Qpt_BR
unicamp.authorCamila Vieira, Pós-graduação em Ecologia, Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), CP 6109, CEP 13083-970, Campinas-SP, Brazil.pt_BR
unicamp.author.externalGustavo Q Romero,pt
dc.subjectAnimalspt_BR
dc.subjectArthropodspt_BR
dc.subjectBehavior, Animalpt_BR
dc.subjectDemographypt_BR
dc.subjectEcosystempt_BR
dc.subjectLarvapt_BR
dc.subjectPlant Leavespt_BR
dc.subjectTime Factorspt_BR
dc.description.abstractEcosystem engineering is a process by which organisms change the distribution of resources and create new habitats for other species via non-trophic interactions. Leaf-rolling caterpillars can act as ecosystem engineers because they provide shelter to secondary users. In this study, we report the influence of leaf-rolling caterpillars on speciose tropical arthropod communities along both spatial scales (leaf-level and plant-level effects) and temporal scales (dry and rainy seasons). We predict that rolled leaves can amplify arthropod diversity at both the leaf and plant levels and that this effect is stronger in dry seasons, when arthropods are prone to desiccation. Our results show that the abundance, richness, and biomass of arthropods within several guilds increased up to 22-fold in naturally and artificially created leaf shelters relative to unaltered leaves. These effects were observed at similar magnitudes at both the leaf and plant scales. Variation in the shelter architecture (funnel, cylinders) did not influence arthropod parameters, as diversity, abundance, orbiomass, but rolled leaves had distinct species composition if compared with unaltered leaves. As expected, these arthropod parameters on the plants with rolled leaves were on average approximately twofold higher in the dry season. Empty leaf rolls and whole plants were rapidly recolonized by arthropods over time, implying a fast replacement of individuals; within 15-day intervals the rolls and plants reached a species saturation. This study is the first to examine the extended effects of engineering caterpillars as diversity amplifiers at different temporal and spatial scales. Because shelter-building caterpillars are ubiquitous organisms in tropical and temperate forests, they can be considered key structuring elements for arthropod communities on plants.en
dc.relation.ispartofEcologypt_BR
dc.relation.ispartofabbreviationEcologypt_BR
dc.date.issued2013-Julpt_BR
dc.identifier.citationEcology. v. 94, n. 7, p. 1510-8, 2013-Jul.pt_BR
dc.language.isoengpt_BR
dc.description.volume94pt_BR
dc.description.firstpage1510-8pt_BR
dc.rightsabertopt_BR
dc.rights.holderpt_BR
dc.sourcePubMedpt_BR
dc.identifier.issn0012-9658pt_BR
dc.identifier.doipt_BR
dc.identifier.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23951711pt_BR
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