Litter-dwelling arthropod abundance peaks near coarse woody debris in loblolly pine forests of the southeastern United StatesAuthor(s): Michael D. Ulyshen; James L. Hanula
Source: Florida Entomologist
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Southern Research Station
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litter-dwelling arthropod and other invertebrate taxa (e.g., Isopoda, Chilopoda, Diplopoda, Araneae, Pseudoscorpionida, Coleoptera, and Gastropoda) are more numerous near dead wood than away from it in the broad-leaved forests of Europe(Jabin et al. 2004; Topp et al. 2006a, 2006b; Kappes et al. 2006; Kappes 2006; Jabin et al. 2007) and New Zealand (Evans et al. 2003). Whether these trends hold true in pine-dominated forests, such as those in the southeastern United States, remains unknown. To address this question, we sampled litter dwelling arthropods adjacent (≤15 cm) to, and away (>2 m) from, logs at 3 stages of decay in loblolly pine (Pinus taedaL.) forests in South Carolina, USA.
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CitationUlyshen, Michael D.; Hanula, James L. 2009 Litter-dwelling arthropod abundance peaks near coarse woody debris in loblolly pine forests of the southeastern United States. Florida Entomologist vol. 92 issue 1 2p.
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