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Litter moisture content as a determinant of litter arthropod distribution and abundance during the dry season on Barro Colorado Island, Panama



Litter moisture content as a determinant of litter arthropod distribution and abundance during the dry season on Barro Colorado Island, Panama



Biotropica, 162: 125-131



Data are presented on the relative amounts of migration and activity by litter arthropods during the dry season in artificially watered vs unmanipulated patches of litter on the forest floor of Barro Colorado Island, Panama. Watering significantly changed the physical environment of the litter. Litter moisture content increased by 37-70 percent (absolute increase 8-16%) and soil moisture content by 16-24 percent (absolute increase 4-8%).

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DOI: 10.2307/2387844


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