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The harlequin ladybird (Harmonia axyridis) was introduced in numerous countries around the world as a biological control agent but nowadays it is considered as a pest itself. It is a highly invasive species that has negative impacts on native biodiversity, may affect some crops, and causes a nuisance to humans. Despite its relevance worldwide, the...
Dado el rol fundamental de los artrópodos y los insectos en el funcionamiento de los ecosistemas áridos, para manejar estos ambientes resulta necesario conocer su relación con las características de la vegetación local. Dentro de la región fitogeográfica del Chaco, en Los Llanos de la provincia de La Rioja, Argentina, existen grandes cambios en la...
Volcanic eruptions often modify the structure and function of ecosystems at large geographical scales. However, the extent to which species diversity patterns respond to these major natural disturbances is still poorly known. We tested the shape of the species richness – elevation relationship (SRER) and its environmental correlates (thermal enviro...