Conserving insect assemblages in urban landscapes: accounting for species-specific responses and imperfect detection

@article{Mata2014ConservingIA,
  title={Conserving insect assemblages in urban landscapes: accounting for species-specific responses and imperfect detection},
  author={Luis Jose Mata and Marta Goula and Amy Kristin Hahs},
  journal={Journal of Insect Conservation},
  year={2014},
  volume={18},
  pages={885-894}
}
Understanding how global environmental change impacts insect biodiversity is central to the core principals of conservation biology. To preserve the ecosystem services provided by insects in cities, it is crucial to understand how insect species are influenced by the degree of urbanization of the surrounding landscape. Using a hierarchical occupancy–detection model, we estimated the effect of urbanization on heteropteran bug species richness and occupancy, an approach that concurrently accounts… CONTINUE READING