Chapter 12. Diversity of Invertebrates in Wet Tropics Streams: Patterns and Processes

  1. Nigel E. Stork Chair Head Associate Dean CEO Director Member5 and
  2. Stephen M. Turton Executive Director Associate Professor Director Councillor6
  1. Niall M. Connolly1,†,
  2. Faye Christidis2,
  3. Brendan McKie3,
  4. Luz Boyero4 and
  5. Richard Pearson2,‡

Published Online: 2 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300321.ch12

Living in a Dynamic Tropical Forest Landscape

Living in a Dynamic Tropical Forest Landscape

How to Cite

Connolly, N. M., Christidis, F., McKie, B., Boyero, L. and Pearson, R. (2008) Diversity of Invertebrates in Wet Tropics Streams: Patterns and Processes, in Living in a Dynamic Tropical Forest Landscape (eds N. E. Stork and S. M. Turton), Blackwell Publishing, Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300321.ch12

Editor Information

  1. 5

    School of Resource Management and Geography, Faculty of Land and Food Resources, University of Melborne, Burnley Campus, Richmond, Victoria, Australia

  2. 6

    Australian Tropical Forest Institute, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, James Cook University, Cairns, Queensland, Australia

Author Information

  1. 1

    School of Marine and Tropical Biology, James Cook University, Cairns, Queensland, Australia

  2. 2

    School of Marine and Tropical Biology, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia

  3. 3

    Department of Ecology and Environmental Science, Umeá University, Sweden

  4. 4

    School of Tropical Biology, James Cook University, Cairns, Queensland, Australia

  1. The authors were participants of Cooperative Research Centre for Tropical Ecology and Management

  2. The authors were participants of Cooperative Research Centre for Tropical Ecology and Management

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 23 APR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405156431

Online ISBN: 9781444300321

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Keywords:

  • mayfly fauna of the Wet Tropics;
  • Diversity Of Invertebrates In Wet Tropics Streams;
  • Chironomidae (Diptera) larva;
  • relationship between species richness and abundance at very small scales;
  • distributional patterns within Wet Tropics bioregion;
  • patterns of biodiversity and broad biogeographical and climatological histories;
  • physical disturbance of Wet Tropics;
  • biotic interactions

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Regional comparisons

  • Distributional patterns within the Wet Tropics bioregion

  • Local patterns of diversity

  • Influence of biodiversity on ecological processes

  • Summary

  • References