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Vertical Stratification Responses of an Arboreal Dung Beetle Species to Tropical Forest Fragmentation in Malaysia
Article first published online: 12 MAY 2010
© 2010 The Author(s). Journal compilation © 2010 by The Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation
Volume 42, Issue 5, pages 521–525, September 2010
How to Cite
Tregidgo, D. J., Qie, L., Barlow, J., Sodhi, N. S. and Lim, S. L.-H. (2010), Vertical Stratification Responses of an Arboreal Dung Beetle Species to Tropical Forest Fragmentation in Malaysia. Biotropica, 42: 521–525. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-7429.2010.00649.x
- Issue published online: 9 SEP 2010
- Article first published online: 12 MAY 2010
- Received 18 December 2009; revision accepted 29 March 2010.
- habitat disturbance;
- Peninsular Malaysia
Little is known about how arboreal arthropods respond to forest disturbance. We assessed how rain forest fragmentation affected the vertical stratification of arboreal dung beetles in Peninsular Malaysia. An arboreal dung beetle species (Onthophagus sp.) moved closer to the forest floor in smaller fragments, suggesting a downward shift in its foraging possibly in response to fragmentation.