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Arthropod responses to harvesting and wildfire: Implications for emulation of natural disturbance in forest management
Pitfall Trap Size and Capture of Three Taxa of Litter-Dwelling Arthropods: Implications for Biodiversity Studies
For the purposes of ecological monitoring, using more small pitfall traps would be the most efficient sampling technique to characterize the dominant epigaeic arthropod fauna; small traps collect few nontarget vertebrates, and sorting the samples involves generally less processing time.
Succession of boreal forest spider assemblages following wildfire and harvesting
To test whether spider succession following harvest differed from succession following wildfire, spiders were collected by pitfall trapping and sweep netting over two years in aspen-dominated boreal…
The importance and use of taxon sampling curves for comparative biodiversity research with forest arthropod assemblages
Abstract For over three decades, the importance of taxon sampling curves for comparative biodiversity studies has been repeatedly stated. However, many entomologists (both within Canada and…
Short-term response of ground beetles (Coleoptera:Carabidae) to fire and logging in a spruce-dominated boreal landscape
Persistence of pyrophilous insects in fire‐driven boreal forests: population dynamics in burned and unburned habitats
Several boreal insect species respond to smoke and heat generated by forest fires and use recent burns to reproduce in high numbers. Some of these species are rare or uncommon in undisturbed forests,…
Terrestrial arthropod abundance and phenology in the Canadian Arctic: modelling resource availability for Arctic-nesting insectivorous birds
The objective of this research was to model the relationship between seasonal changes in arthropod abundance and weather variables using data from a collaborative pan-Canadian study on terrestrial arthropods, finding that 70% of the deviance in daily arthropodes availability was explained by three temperature covariates.
Non-repeatable science: assessing the frequency of voucher specimen deposition reveals that most arthropod research cannot be verified
- Shaun Turney, Elyssa R. Cameron, Christopher A. Cloutier, C. Buddle
- Environmental SciencePeerJ
- 6 August 2015
The frequency of voucher specimen deposition in biodiversity and community ecology research through a survey of the peer-reviewed literature about arthropods, from 1989 until 2014 was quantified, suggesting a significant culture shift about the process of vouchering specimens is required.
Should biomass be considered more frequently as a currency in terrestrial arthropod community analyses
It is shown that abundance and biomass can produce different results in community data analysis and lead to alternative interpretations for data sets with poor abundance to biomass correlations, and the choice of the response variable to be used in analyses should be considered carefully.
Taxonomic and functional trait diversity of wild bees in different urban settings
It is demonstrated that cities are home to diverse communities of wild bees, but in turn affect bee community structure and dynamics, and that community gardens harbour high levels of functional trait diversity.