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A comparison of soil arthropod communities in successional forest plots.

dc.contributor.authorJohnson, Jessicaen_US
dc.contributor.authorKruszewski, Zaynen_US
dc.contributor.authorMalvitz, Emilyen_US
dc.contributor.authorSimons, Johnen_US
dc.coverage.spatialUMBS Burn Plotsen_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-06-14T22:31:13Z
dc.date.available2007-06-14T22:31:13Z
dc.date.issued1995en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/54606
dc.description.abstractMany abiotic factors may influence the diversity and abundance of soil arthropods in forest plots. This study tried to determine how diversity and abundance of arthropods changed as forest recover and regrow, and which, if any of the abiotic factors influence this change. We examined soil temperature and percent moisture, ambient air temperature, percent organic matter, A-layer depth, and light intensity within three forest plots in distinct stages of recovery from disturbance (forest fire). Our data shows that as forests recover and age, the abiotic factors relevant to arthropod existence steadily improve. Consequently, arthropod communities increase in both diversity and abundance. Further, the ocmposition of these communities steadily increases in species types rather than proceeding to different stages of species composition as in forest succession. This study, then, demonstrates that arthropod community succession, while linked directly to forest succession, develops according to a different pattern.en_US
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dc.relation.haspartGraphen_US
dc.relation.haspartTable of Numbersen_US
dc.subjectGeneral Ecologyen_US
dc.subject.classificationAspenen_US
dc.subject.otherFORESTen_US
dc.subject.otherSUCCESSIONen_US
dc.subject.otherINVERTEBRATESen_US
dc.subject.otherARTHROPODSen_US
dc.subject.otherSOILen_US
dc.subject.otherMOISTUREen_US
dc.subject.otherLIGHTen_US
dc.subject.otherDIVERSITYen_US
dc.subject.otherABUNDANCEen_US
dc.subject.otherCOMMUNITIESen_US
dc.titleA comparison of soil arthropod communities in successional forest plots.en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevelNatural Resource and Environmenten_US
dc.subject.hlbtoplevelScienceen_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumBiological Station, University of Michiganen_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumcampusAnn Arboren_US
dc.description.bitstreamurlhttp://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/2027.42/54606/1/3046.pdfen_US
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dc.owningcollnameBiological Station, University of Michigan (UMBS)


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