Regional Fragmentation of Rain Forest in West Africa and Its Effect on Local Dung Beetle Assemblage Structure
Article first published online: 31 OCT 2008
© 2009 The Author(s) Journal compilation © 2009 by The Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation
Volume 41, Issue 2, pages 215–220, March 2009
How to Cite
Davis, A. L. V. and Philips, T. K. (2009), Regional Fragmentation of Rain Forest in West Africa and Its Effect on Local Dung Beetle Assemblage Structure. Biotropica, 41: 215–220. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-7429.2008.00472.x
- Issue published online: 27 FEB 2009
- Article first published online: 31 OCT 2008
- Received 16 April 2008; revision accepted 14 August 2008.
- Côte d'Ivoire;
- rain forest fragmentation;
Data from Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire, for local dung beetle assemblages of rain forest, plantations, and savanna, suggest that a subset of the savanna fauna has expanded its range across the Eastern Guinean Forest ecoregion, presumably in response to its conversion from continuous rain forest into an archipelago of forest fragments within a disturbance matrix of less shady plantation and farmland vegetation that more resembles moist savanna.