Patterns of diversity in soft-bodied meiofauna: dispersal ability and body size matter

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  • Marco Curini-Galletti
  • Tom Artois
  • Valentina Delogu
  • Willem H. De Smet
  • Diego Fontaneto
  • Ulf Jondelius
  • Francesca Leasi
  • Alejandro Martinez Garcia
  • Inga Meyer-Wachsmuth
  • Karin Sara Nilsson
  • Paolo Tongiorgi
  • Worsaae, Katrine
  • M. Antonio Todaro
Biogeographical and macroecological principles are derived from patterns of distribution in large organisms, whereas microscopic ones have often been considered uninteresting, because of their supposed wide distribution. Here, after reporting the results of an intensive faunistic survey of marine microscopic animals (meiofauna) in Northern Sardinia, we test for the effect of body size, dispersal ability, and habitat features on the patterns of distribution of several groups.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere33801
JournalP L o S One
Issue number3
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 2012

    Research areas

  • Animals, Body Size, Invertebrates

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