Predicting patterns of tiger beetle (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae) species richness in northwestern south america

David Pearson, S. S. Carroll

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

11 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Species richness patterns of tiger beetles (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae) were analyzed using a grid of 407 squares (137.5km per side) across northwestern South America (Guyana, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and western Brazil). Reliable data on species numbers were available for only 149 of the squares. Using a trend surface model (a model used to represent the mean of a spatial process by a polynomial function of spatial coordinates) as well as altitudinal relief and biogeographical influence for each square, we predicted the number of tiger beetle species likely to occur in intermediate squares for which no or unreliable data were available. The resultant spatial patterns of species richness were compared to similar analyses for temperate areas of North America. Intercontinental comparisons and a more complete pattern of species numbers in South America are useful in developing an understanding of general spatial patterns and in the environmental management of species richness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)125-136
Number of pages12
JournalStudies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment
Volume36
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001

Fingerprint

Cicindelinae
beetle
species richness
Coleoptera
species diversity
Guyana
environmental management
Bolivia
Ecuador
Venezuela
Peru
Colombia
relief
Brazil
South America

Keywords

  • Cicindelidae
  • South America
  • Spatial modeling
  • Species richness
  • Tiger beetles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Animal Science and Zoology

Cite this

Predicting patterns of tiger beetle (Coleoptera : Cicindelidae) species richness in northwestern south america. / Pearson, David; Carroll, S. S.

In: Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment, Vol. 36, No. 2, 01.01.2001, p. 125-136.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{cc3e0cc3296441969c67c8ac518e70f0,
title = "Predicting patterns of tiger beetle (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae) species richness in northwestern south america",
abstract = "Species richness patterns of tiger beetles (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae) were analyzed using a grid of 407 squares (137.5km per side) across northwestern South America (Guyana, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and western Brazil). Reliable data on species numbers were available for only 149 of the squares. Using a trend surface model (a model used to represent the mean of a spatial process by a polynomial function of spatial coordinates) as well as altitudinal relief and biogeographical influence for each square, we predicted the number of tiger beetle species likely to occur in intermediate squares for which no or unreliable data were available. The resultant spatial patterns of species richness were compared to similar analyses for temperate areas of North America. Intercontinental comparisons and a more complete pattern of species numbers in South America are useful in developing an understanding of general spatial patterns and in the environmental management of species richness.",
keywords = "Cicindelidae, South America, Spatial modeling, Species richness, Tiger beetles",
author = "David Pearson and Carroll, {S. S.}",
year = "2001",
month = "1",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1076/snfe.36.2.125.2139",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "36",
pages = "125--136",
journal = "Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment",
issn = "0165-0521",
publisher = "Taylor and Francis Ltd.",
number = "2",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Predicting patterns of tiger beetle (Coleoptera

T2 - Cicindelidae) species richness in northwestern south america

AU - Pearson, David

AU - Carroll, S. S.

PY - 2001/1/1

Y1 - 2001/1/1

N2 - Species richness patterns of tiger beetles (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae) were analyzed using a grid of 407 squares (137.5km per side) across northwestern South America (Guyana, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and western Brazil). Reliable data on species numbers were available for only 149 of the squares. Using a trend surface model (a model used to represent the mean of a spatial process by a polynomial function of spatial coordinates) as well as altitudinal relief and biogeographical influence for each square, we predicted the number of tiger beetle species likely to occur in intermediate squares for which no or unreliable data were available. The resultant spatial patterns of species richness were compared to similar analyses for temperate areas of North America. Intercontinental comparisons and a more complete pattern of species numbers in South America are useful in developing an understanding of general spatial patterns and in the environmental management of species richness.

AB - Species richness patterns of tiger beetles (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae) were analyzed using a grid of 407 squares (137.5km per side) across northwestern South America (Guyana, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and western Brazil). Reliable data on species numbers were available for only 149 of the squares. Using a trend surface model (a model used to represent the mean of a spatial process by a polynomial function of spatial coordinates) as well as altitudinal relief and biogeographical influence for each square, we predicted the number of tiger beetle species likely to occur in intermediate squares for which no or unreliable data were available. The resultant spatial patterns of species richness were compared to similar analyses for temperate areas of North America. Intercontinental comparisons and a more complete pattern of species numbers in South America are useful in developing an understanding of general spatial patterns and in the environmental management of species richness.

KW - Cicindelidae

KW - South America

KW - Spatial modeling

KW - Species richness

KW - Tiger beetles

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0034872339&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0034872339&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1076/snfe.36.2.125.2139

DO - 10.1076/snfe.36.2.125.2139

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:0034872339

VL - 36

SP - 125

EP - 136

JO - Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment

JF - Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment

SN - 0165-0521

IS - 2

ER -