Show simple item record Van Allen, Benjamin G. Rasmussen, Nick L. Dibble, Christopher J. Clay, Patrick A. Rudolf, Volker H.W.
dc.coverage.spatial Texas
dc.coverage.spatial USA
dc.coverage.temporal Holocene 2017-07-10T16:15:33Z 2017-07-10T16:15:33Z 2017-06-30
dc.identifier doi:10.5061/dryad.c553k
dc.identifier.citation Van Allen BG, Rasmussen NL, Dibble CJ, Clay PA, Rudolf VHW (2017) Top predators determine how biodiversity is partitioned across time and space. Ecology Letters 20(8): 1004-1013.
dc.identifier.issn 1461-023X
dc.description Natural ecosystems are shaped along two fundamental axes, space and time, but how biodiversity is partitioned along both axes is not well understood. Here, we show that the relationship between temporal and spatial biodiversity patterns can vary predictably according to habitat characteristics. By quantifying seasonal and annual changes in larval dragonfly communities across a natural predation gradient we demonstrate that variation in the identity of top predator species is associated with systematic differences in spatio-temporal β-diversity patterns, leading to consistent differences in relative partitioning of biodiversity between time and space across habitats. As the size of top predators increased (from invertebrates to fish) habitats showed lower species turnover across sites and years, but relatively larger seasonal turnover within a site, which ultimately shifted the relative partitioning of biodiversity across time and space. These results extend community assembly theory by identifying common mechanisms that link spatial and temporal patterns of β-diversity.
dc.relation.haspart doi:10.5061/dryad.c553k/1
dc.relation.isreferencedby doi:10.1111/ele.12798
dc.subject Beta-diversity
dc.subject deterministic
dc.subject meta-community
dc.subject phenology
dc.subject spatial
dc.subject stochastic
dc.subject temporal
dc.title Data from: Top predators determine how biodiversity is partitioned across time and space
dc.type Article
dwc.ScientificName Odonata
dc.contributor.correspondingAuthor Van Allen, Benjamin
prism.publicationName Ecology Letters
dryad.fundingEntity DEB-1256860 and DEB-0841686@National Science Foundation (United States)

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