Come to the dark side! The role of functional traits in shaping dark diversity patterns of south-eastern European hoverflies

Show simple item record Milicic, Marija Popov, Snezana Vujic, Ante Ivosevic, Bojana Cardoso, Pedro 2020-11-20T11:05:00Z 2020-11-20T11:05:00Z 2020-04
dc.identifier.citation Milicic , M , Popov , S , Vujic , A , Ivosevic , B & Cardoso , P 2020 , ' Come to the dark side! The role of functional traits in shaping dark diversity patterns of south-eastern European hoverflies ' , Ecological Entomology , vol. 45 , no. 2 , pp. 232-242 .
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dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0001-8119-9960/work/73632506
dc.description.abstract 1. Dark diversity represents the set of species that can potentially inhabit a given area under particular ecological conditions, but are currently 'missing' from a site. This concept allows characterisation of the mechanisms determining why species are sometimes absent from an area that seems ecologically suitable for them. 2. The aim of this study was to determine the dark diversity of hoverflies in south-eastern Europe and to discuss the role of different functional traits that might increase the likelihood of species contributing to dark diversity. Based on expert opinion, the Syrph the Net database and known occurrences of species, the study estimated species pools, and observed and dark diversities within each of 11 defined vegetation types for 564 hoverfly species registered in south-eastern Europe. To detect the most important functional traits contributing to species being in dark diversity across different vegetation types, a random forest algorithm and respective statistics for variable importance were used. 3. The highest dark diversity was found for southwest Balkan sub-Mediterranean mixed oak forest type, whereas the lowest was in Mediterranean mixed forest type. Three larval feeding modes (saproxylic, and phytophagous on bulbs or roots) were found to be most important for determining the probability of a species contributing to hoverfly dark diversity, based on univariate correlations and random forest analysis. 4. This study shows that studying dark diversity might provide important insights into what drives community assembly in south-eastern European hoverflies, especially its missing components, and contributes to more precise conservation prioritisation of both hoverfly species and their habitats. en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Ecological Entomology
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dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Disturbance
dc.subject functional characteristics
dc.subject insects
dc.subject missing species
dc.subject richness
dc.subject Syrphidae
dc.subject vegetation types
dc.subject LAND-USE
dc.subject OAK DECLINE
dc.subject HABITAT
dc.subject FOREST
dc.subject POLLINATORS
dc.subject COMMUNITY
dc.subject MANAGEMENT
dc.subject 1181 Ecology, evolutionary biology
dc.title Come to the dark side! The role of functional traits in shaping dark diversity patterns of south-eastern European hoverflies en
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.organization Finnish Museum of Natural History
dc.contributor.organization Zoology
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.issn 0307-6946
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
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