Does an aridity and trophic resource gradient drive patterns of dung beetle food selection across the Botswana Kalahari?
Article first published online: 22 JAN 2013
© 2013 The Royal Entomological Society
Volume 38, Issue 1, pages 83–95, February 2013
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TSHIKAE, B. P., DAVIS, A. L. V. and SCHOLTZ, C. H. (2013), Does an aridity and trophic resource gradient drive patterns of dung beetle food selection across the Botswana Kalahari?. Ecological Entomology, 38: 83–95. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2311.2012.01409.x
- Issue published online: 22 JAN 2013
- Article first published online: 22 JAN 2013
- Accepted 13 October 2012
Additional Supporting Information may be found in the online version of this article under the DOI reference: DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2311.2012.01409.x
Table S1. Total abundances and niche widths of 139 dung beetle species recorded on 5 bait types (carrion, pig, elephant, cattle, and sheep dung) in northeastern and southwestern study areas of the Botswana Kalahari with a key to species identity in Figs 2 and 5.
Table S2. Observed and predicted numbers of species, proportion of predicted numbers observed, and numbers of uncommon species (abundance <3) deleted from the ordination analyses (Fig. 2a–f) for each bait type. Predicted numbers of species were generated using the Bootstrap (Boot.) and Michaelis–Menton (MM) estimators.
Table S3. Angles of separation between pairs of vector lines (see Fig. 2a–f) representing associations between dung beetle species and dung types in each study area.
Table S4. Proportional lengths of vector lines (see Fig. 2a–f) representing relative specialisation of dung beetle species on five types of carrion or dung baits in each of six study areas across the Botswana Kalahari (0 = biased to generalist occurrence; 1 = biased to specialist association).
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