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Ground-Layer Invertebrate Communities are More Strongly Influenced by Tree Canopy than by Understory Plant Composition
Ground-layer invertebrates (GLI) are an integral part of forest communities because of their ability to break down leaf litter. As key players in the process of nutrient cycling, they are essential to ecosystem functioning. ...
Coexisting Sedges in Northern Wisconsin Forests are Functionally Similar and May be Distantly Related in Evolutionary History
Organisms coexist either by having similar functional traits that match habitat requirements or by having non-similar traits to reduce competition. A classic study showed that coexisting oak trees in Florida tend to be ...