The diversity of islands has been the subject of a plethora of research but the endemicity of sound has not been studied. Here, we explore the diversity of acoustic communities in an old Pacific island, the New Caledonia. We could reveal clear acoustic differences among sites with similar species richness but different species composition. Further ongoing research deal with the impact of an invasive species, the fire ant Wasmannia auropunctata, on the acoustic communities of crickets.
Participants and collaboration
Amandine Gasc (PI) Sandrine Pavoine, Philippe Grandcolas, Jeremy Anso, Hervé Jourdan, Laure Desutter-Grandcolas
. Gasc A, Anso J, Sueur J, Jourdan H, Desutter-Grandcolas L (2018) – Cricket calling communities as an indicator of the invasive ant Wasmannia auropuncata in New Caledonian habitats. Biological Invasions, 20: 1099-1111. link
. Gasc A, Sueur J, Pavoine S, Pellens R, Grandcolas P (2013) – Biodiversity sampling using a global acoustic approach: contrasting sites with micro-endemics in New Caledonia. PLoS ONE, 8(5): e65311. link