Diversity and Abundance of Springtails (Insecta: Collembola) in Native and Restored Tallgrass Prairies

@inproceedings{Brand2001DiversityAA,
  title={Diversity and Abundance of Springtails (Insecta: Collembola) in Native and Restored Tallgrass Prairies},
  author={R. Brand and Christopher P. Dunn},
  year={2001}
}
—This study suggests that heterotrophic components of prairie ecosystems can be used with autotrophic components to assess the degree to which a restored prairie approaches the biotic complexity of a native prairie. Springtails (Collembola) were collected from prairie vegetation and litter samples from 13 prairie sites (seven native and six restored) located in southwestern Michigan and northeastern Illinois. The diversity and abundance of these insects and the plant and litter biomass were… CONTINUE READING

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