Species decline—but why? Explanations of carabid beetle (Coleoptera, Carabidae) declines in Europe

@article{Kotze2003SpeciesDW,
  title={Species decline—but why? Explanations of carabid beetle (Coleoptera, Carabidae) declines in Europe},
  author={D. J. Kotze and R. O'Hara},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={2003},
  volume={135},
  pages={138-148}
}
  • D. J. Kotze, R. O'Hara
  • Published 2003
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Oecologia
  • We investigated some of the causes of ground beetle decline using atlas data from Belgium, Denmark and the Netherlands, countries in which natural environments have all but disappeared. We used ordinal regression to identify characteristics that are significantly correlated with the decline of carabid beetle species over the last 50–100 years, using a stepwise selection procedure to select the optimal model according to the Akaike Information Criterion. The results showed that large-bodied… CONTINUE READING
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