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Spatial distribution of Benthic Foraminifera in La Parguera, Puerto Rico: applying geostatistics and morphometrics for potential bio monitoring
Since 1960, benthic foraminifera have been used as bio-indicators of temporal and spatial anthropogenic impacts (i.e. heavy metal pollution, sewage disposal, etc.) in coastal ecosystems. However, knowledge about their ...
Elemental composition, web architecture, and morphometrics: The case of Leucauge venusta (Walckenaer, 1842) in three forests of Puerto Rico
Web building spiders are usually passive predators that do not typically change their location once they are established; this suggests that factors such as vegetation and canopy density could have a significant influence ...
Biodiversidad de ciliados y su contribución a la productividad secundaria en briófitos del Bosque Estatal de Toro Negro, Puerto Rico
Durante las últimas dos décadas se ha examinado la controversial observación de que a mayor diversidad vegetal mayor productividad primaria neta y retención de nutrientes. Sin embargo, se desconoce si un aumento en la ...
Are natural microcosms composed of community alternative stable states? Insights from a simple community of ciliates and testate amoebae within the phytotelma of Tillandsia utriculata L. (Bromeliaceae) in Guánica State Forest, Puerto Rico
Changes in environmental parameters such as abiotic factors, trophic dynamics, and nutrient availability have been suggested as the primary drivers of stable alternate community shifts. Abiotic environmental thresholds, ...