Ohio USA stoneflies (Insecta, Plecoptera): species richness estimation, distribution of functional niche traits, drainage affiliations, and relationships to other states

@article{DeWalt2012OhioUS,
  title={Ohio USA stoneflies (Insecta, Plecoptera): species richness estimation, distribution of functional niche traits, drainage affiliations, and relationships to other states},
  author={R. Edward DeWalt and Yong Cao and Tari Tweddale and Scott A. Grubbs and Leon C. Hinz and Massimo Pessino and Jason L Robinson},
  journal={ZooKeys},
  year={2012},
  pages={1 - 26}
}
Abstract Ohio is an eastern USA state that historically was >70% covered in upland and mixed coniferous forest; about 60% of it glaciated by the Wisconsinan glacial episode. Its stonefly fauna has been studied in piecemeal fashion until now. The assemblage of Ohio stoneflies was assessed from over 4,000 records accumulated from 18 institutions, new collections, and trusted literature sources. Species richness totaled 102 with estimators Chao2 and ICE Mean predicting 105.6 and 106.4… 

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