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Ground beetle (Coleoptera : Carabidae) inventories: a comparison of light and pitfall trapping

Liu, Y; Axmacher, JC; Li, L; Wang, C; Yu, Z; (2007) Ground beetle (Coleoptera : Carabidae) inventories: a comparison of light and pitfall trapping. B ENTOMOL RES , 97 (6) 577 - 583. 10.1017/S0007485307005299. Green open access

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Abstract

Carabid inventories gained via pitfall trapping were compared to manual samples from light towers. A comparison of the two methods indicated that pitfall traps recorded a significantly higher diversity of carabids and were efficient in indicating changes of habitat conditions. Nevertheless, this method failed to give near-complete inventories of all carabid species present. Manual sampling at light towers resulted in far greater sample sizes, and this method was particularly efficient in monitoring potential pest species, but again failed to record all species present. Both methods hence showed different strengths, and only a combination, potentially also including further sampling techniques, will enable the generation of complete species inventories.

Type: Article
Title: Ground beetle (Coleoptera : Carabidae) inventories: a comparison of light and pitfall trapping
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1017/S0007485307005299
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0007485307005299
Language: English
Additional information: © Cambridge University Press 2007
Keywords: biodiversity, Carabidae, inventory, light tower, pitfall trap, AGRICULTURAL LANDSCAPES, BIODIVERSITY EVALUATION, DIVERSITY, TRAPS, CONSERVATION, ASSEMBLAGES, POPULATIONS, PLANTATION, EFFICIENCY, ECOLOGY
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of Geography
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/129508
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