What is it about?

Here we tested the Resource Ratio Hypothesis by using preliminary data on the assemblages of three groups of ground-dwelling arthropods.

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Why is it important?

We show that changes in seasons are associated with changes in the assemblages of these ground-dwelling arthropods, which can be linked to the seasonal availability of resources. In addition, this work suggests that temperature differences do not play a significant role in influencing the variation in the assemblages of these ground-dwelling arthropods between summer and winter.


This work provides relevant baseline information because little is known about the assemblage composition of ground-dwelling arthropods in mesic savannah landscapes in different seasons.

Risuna Mavasa

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This page is a summary of: Preliminary patterns of seasonal changes in species composition of surface‐active arthropods in a South African savannah, Austral Ecology, June 2022, Wiley,
DOI: 10.1111/aec.13213.
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