Insect utilization of a two-track as a meadow habitat corridor into a forest area.

Show simple item record Schlee, Susan L. en_US Stump, Arum en_US
dc.coverage.spatial UMBS Acid Rain Site (NADP data) en_US 2007-06-14T22:34:30Z 2007-06-14T22:34:30Z 1995 en_US
dc.description.abstract Corridors have been proposed to facilitate movement of vertebrates between fragmented habitat areas; however, little consideration has been given to the possible use of corridors by invertebrates. This study examined whether meadow-dwelling insects would use a two-track running through the meadow and into a forest as a corridor into the wooded area. Pitfall traps were set for 36 hours, and the trapped insects classified to taxonomic order. The sample sizes proved to be inadequate to determine the significance of the data. However, with improvements in experimental design, such as different trapping methods, larger sample sizes, and finer taxonomic classifications, interesting patterns may emerge. Many other questions involving insects and conservation biology remain to be investigated as well; these include the effect of fragmentation on insects, the need for corridors to preserve insect metapopulations, and the risks of active management of insect species. en_US
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dc.subject Conservation Biology en_US
dc.subject.other HABITAT en_US
dc.subject.other FRAGMENTATION en_US
dc.subject.other INSECTS en_US
dc.subject.other INVERTEBRATES en_US
dc.subject.other DISTRIBUTION en_US
dc.subject.other CORRIDORS en_US
dc.title Insect utilization of a two-track as a meadow habitat corridor into a forest area. en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevel Natural Resource and Environment en_US
dc.subject.hlbtoplevel Science en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationum Biological Station, University of Michigan en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumcampus Ann Arbor en_US
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dc.owningcollname Biological Station, University of Michigan (UMBS)
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