Conservation of Heathland Ground Beetles (Coleoptera, Carabidae): The Value of Lowland Coniferous Plantations

@article{Lin2005ConservationOH,
  title={Conservation of Heathland Ground Beetles (Coleoptera, Carabidae): The Value of Lowland Coniferous Plantations},
  author={Ying-Chi Lin and Robert D. James and Paul M Dolman},
  journal={Biodiversity and Conservation},
  year={2005},
  volume={16},
  pages={1337-1358}
}
The value of conifer-dominated plantation forestry for heathland carabids is examined, in Breckland, eastern England. Historically dominated by heathland habitats supporting scarce species of restricted distribution within the UK, approximately 47% of Breckland was afforested in the early 20th century. The carabid fauna of this forest, previously little known, was sampled by intensive pitfall trapping, and results compared to samples from heathland and arable. The results affirm that Breckland… CONTINUE READING