Identification of dragonflies (Odonata) as indicators of general species richness in boreal forest lakes

@article{Sahlen2004IdentificationOD,
  title={Identification of dragonflies (Odonata) as indicators of general species richness in boreal forest lakes},
  author={G{\"o}ran Sahlen and Katarina Ekestubbe},
  journal={Biodiversity \& Conservation},
  year={2004},
  volume={10},
  pages={673-690}
}
We argue the need to select indicator species on empirical data to avoid influence of personal opinions. To test an empirical selection process based on a nested subset matrix, we sampled partivoltine dragonfly larvae from 74 small lakes in central Sweden. A nestedness matrix was set up using the 'nestedness temperature calculator' program, selecting 11 species as potential indicators of species richness. These were tested against a known indicator species for water quality (the pool frog) and… Expand

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