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    Author(s): J.L. Hanula; D.D. Wade; J. O'BrienS.C. Loeb
    Date: 2009
    Source: Florida Entomologist 92 (2):229-242
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
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    A 5·year study of long· term (40 years) study plots was conducted on the Osceola National·
    Forest in northern Florida to determine how dormant-season fire frequency (annual, biennial,
    quadrennial, or unburned) affects ground-dwelling macroarthropod use of coarse
    woody debris in longleaf pine (Pinus palustris Mil1.) forests. Pitfall traps were used to sample
    arthropods near logs or metal drift. fences of equallength. Samples were identified to genus
    01' the lowest practical taxonomic level. Overall, significantly more arthropods and more
    artln.·opod biomass were captured near drift fences than near logs. Similarity of arthropods
    captured near logs or drift fences ranged from 64.4% in annually burned plots to 69.2% in
    quadrennially burned plot.s, with no signifiCant differences noted.

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    Hanula, J.L., Wade, D.D., O'Brien, J.O., Loeb, S.C. 2009. Ground-dwelling arthropod association with coarse woody debris following long-term dormant season prescribed burning in the longleaf pine flatwoods of north Florida. Florida Entomologist 92 (2):229-242.

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