Changes in the Species Diversity of Ground Beetles (Coleoptera, Carabidae) Following Disturbances

  • A. Georges
Conference paper
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 20)


Disturbances affect community structure at various hierarchical levels and spatial scales, which usually complicates the interpretation of species occurrence and the research of causal relationship to environmental variables. Nevertheless species composition and abundance analyses assume primary importance for conservation purposes and trends in species composition in fragmented landscapes suggest that a more comprehensive view is required for maintenance of diversity (Noss, 1983).


Open Field Salt Marsh Pitfall Trap Carabid Beetle Carabid Species 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Georges
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  1. 1.Laboratoire d’Evolution des Systemes Naturels et ModifiesCNRS UA 0696Rennes cedexFrance

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