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Beavers teach us how to take good care of biodiversity by creating diversified wetland landscapes. 🦫Wenfei Liao is a PhD student at University of Helsinki investigating wetland ecosystems. Beavers are important players in the shaping of these environments. Notorious ecosystem engineers, they build dams capable of overflowing lakes, turning forest areas into flooded expanses of dead trees.What are the consequences of such profound landscape transformations on local biodiversity? In their latest research, Wenfei and her colleagues have found out that beaver areas are true biodiversity hotspots for water beetles.The shallow, fishless beaver-flooded areas are the very ideal habitat for water beetles. Once beavers leave, water slowly drains and trees grow back. Moving to new sites, beaver create a real patchwork of transforming wetland environments. Each patch is at a different post-flood stage and offers suitable habitat conditions for different water beetle species.A richer water beetle community means a richer feast for their predators… That is how the benefits of beaver activity extend even further, to the entire wetland community.Full paper is available at: doi.org/10.1007/s10531-021-02213-8 John Loehr Juul Vd Es Petri Nummi ... See MoreSee Less
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