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Title: The Distribution and Abundance of Leaf Litter Arthropods in MOFEP Sites 1, 2, and 3

Author: Weaver, Jan; Heyman, Sarah.;

Date: 1997

Source: In: Brookshire, Brian L. Shifley, Stephen R., eds. Proceedings of the Missouri Ozark Forest Ecosystem Project Symposium: an experimental approach to landscape research; 1997 June 3-5; St. Louis, MO. General Technical Report NC-193. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station: 318-331.

Publication Series: Paper (invited, offered, keynote)

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Description: In June 1993, we collected 144 leaf litter samples from 36 plots (4 samples/plot) located in MOFEP forest sites 1, 2 and 3. Half of the plots were placed randomly on northeast-facing stands (ELT 18), and half randomly placed on southwest-facing stands (ELT 17). Arthropods were extracted using Tullgren funnels, and then sorted into morpho-species, counted, and measured. Out of 126 usable samples, we found 22 orders of arthropods, 547 morpho-species, 40,000 individuals, and 30 g of arthropod biomass. ANOVA showed richness, numbers, and mass were higher on northeast- than on southwest-facing plots, but diversity was lower. Diversity, and to a lesser extent, numbers and richness, were lower in site 1.

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Weaver, Jan; Heyman, Sarah. 1997. The Distribution and Abundance of Leaf Litter Arthropods in MOFEP Sites 1, 2, and 3. In: Brookshire, Brian L. Shifley, Stephen R., eds. Proceedings of the Missouri Ozark Forest Ecosystem Project Symposium: an experimental approach to landscape research; 1997 June 3-5; St. Louis, MO. General Technical Report NC-193. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station: 318-331.

 


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