Reduction of riparian arthropod abundance and diversity as a consequence of giant reed (Arundo donax) invasion

  title={Reduction of riparian arthropod abundance and diversity as a consequence of giant reed (Arundo donax) invasion},
  author={Angelica M. Herrera and Tom L. Dudley},
  journal={Biological Invasions},
The non-indigenous perennial grass, Arundo donax, is an aggressive invader of riparian areas throughout California and many sub-tropical regions of the world, and is hypothesized to provide poorer quality habitat for native wildlife in riparian systems. We sampled aerial and ground-dwelling insects and other terrestrial arthropods associated with Arundo, native willow vegetation (Salix spp.), and mixtures of the two vegetation types during two seasons to determine how Arundo influences… CONTINUE READING
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