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The Habitats Humans Provide: Factors affecting the diversity and composition of arthropods in houses [Scientific Reports]

Keywords : biodiversity, community ecology, urban ecology

by Frédéric Magné - published on

The indoor biome is a novel habitat which recent studies have shown exhibit not only high microbial diversity, but also high arthropod diversity. Here, we analyze findings from a survey of 50 houses (southeastern USA) within the context of additional survey data concerning house and room features, along with resident behavior, to explore how arthropod diversity and community composition are influenced by physical aspects of rooms and their usage, as well as the lifestyles of human residents. (...)

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