A test for the adequacy of bioindicator taxa: Are tiger beetles (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae) appropriate indicators for monitoring the degradation of tropical forests in Venezuela?

@inproceedings{Rodrguez1998ATF,
  title={A test for the adequacy of bioindicator taxa: Are tiger beetles (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae) appropriate indicators for monitoring the degradation of tropical forests in Venezuela?},
  author={Jos{\'e} Miguel Rodr{\'i}guez and David L. Pearson and Roberto Barrera},
  year={1998}
}
Abstract Indicator species can be a valuable tool for conservation research. Their use has been divided in two categories: inventory studies and monitoring studies. Tiger beetles (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae) have been identified as appropriate indicators for inventory studies. Here we test their value as potential bioindicators for monitoring habitat degradation in Venezuela. We analyze the general habitat associations of 47 of the 51 species of this insect family known to occur in Venezuela. We… CONTINUE READING