Benefit of permanent non-fire refugia for Lepidoptera conservation in fire-managed sites

@article{Swengel2006BenefitOP,
  title={Benefit of permanent non-fire refugia for Lepidoptera conservation in fire-managed sites},
  author={Ann B Swengel and Scott R Swengel},
  journal={Journal of Insect Conservation},
  year={2006},
  volume={11},
  pages={263-279}
}
From the early 1990s through 2005, we conducted butterfly transect surveys annually at the same sites in three regions of Wisconsin. We compared specialist butterfly population indices at three sites where a permanent non-fire refugium (a unit kept unburned through cycles of rotational fire elsewhere in the site) was established during this study to indices at comparison sites (which had consistent management throughout this study) in the same region. At Crex Meadows (12,180 ha), all… CONTINUE READING
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