Spider communities as bioindicators in Irish plantation forests

Oxbrough, Anne, Gittings, Tom, Giller, Paul S and O'Halloran, John (2004) Spider communities as bioindicators in Irish plantation forests. British Ecological Society Annual Meeting 2004, 7-9th September 2004, Lancaster University, UK.


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Ground dwelling spider communities were investigated in Sitka spruce and ash plantations across the forest cycle. The impact of tree age and species on spider community structure and diversity was largely due to the contrasting nature and structure of ground vegetation and litter. Recommendations for enhancing biodiversity in forestry are suggested.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology
S Agriculture > SD Forestry
Divisions: Biology
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2012 09:54
URI: http://repository.edgehill.ac.uk/id/eprint/4775

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