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Title: Invertebrates of the Columbia River basin assessment area.

Author: Niwa, Christine G.; Sandquist, Roger E.; Crawford, Rod; et al.,;

Date: 2001

Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-512. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 74 p. (Quigley, Thomas M., ed.; Interior Columbia Basin Ecosystem Management Project: scientific assessment)

Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)

Description: A general background on functional groups of invertebrates in the Columbia River basin and how they affect sustainability and productivity of their ecological communities is presented. The functional groups include detritivores, predators, pollinators, and grassland and forest herbivores. Invertebrate biodiversity and species of conservation interest are discussed. Effects of management practices on wildlands and suggestions to mitigate them are presented. Recommendations for further research and monitoring are given.

Keywords: Nutrient cycling, detritivory, predation, pollination, herbivory, bacteria, fungi, nematodes (roundworms), arachnids (spiders and scorpions), insects, gastropods (snails and slugs), oligochaetes(earthworms), invertebrate biodiversity

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Niwa, Christine G.; Sandquist, Roger E.; Crawford, Rod; et al. 2001. Invertebrates of the Columbia River basin assessment area. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-512. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 74 p. (Quigley, Thomas M., ed.; Interior Columbia Basin Ecosystem Management Project: scientific assessment)

 


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