Management implications for invertebrate assemblages in the Midwest American agricultural landscape

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Management implications for invertebrate assemblages in the Midwest American agricultural landscape

Type: Doctoral Thesis
Title: Management implications for invertebrate assemblages in the Midwest American agricultural landscape
Author: Evans, T.R.
Issue Date: 2017-02-02
Keywords: Biodiversity
Taxonomic richness
Mowing
Wildfire
Prairie restoration
Grassland
Landscape complexity
Abstract: The aim of this thesis was to investigate vegetation management within the agricultural landscape and determine at which scale and which practices are most beneficial to invertebrate assemblages and the associated food web. We determined invertebrate abundance, species richness, and diversity using sticky boards, sweep netting, and pitfall traps to sample. Our examination ranged from the field level to the landscape level of 6000 m. Practices examined include mowing, prairie restoration, and summer fire. Management recommendations are made based on the results of our research.
Promotor: Supervisor: G.R. de Snoo Co-Supervisor: C.J.M. Musters
Faculty: Science
University: Leiden
Uri: urn:isbn:9789463321327
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/45834
 

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