Spatial variation of arthropod communities in virgin and managed sites in the Kibale Forest, western Uganda.

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dc.contributor.author Nummelin, M.
dc.contributor.author Zilihona, I.J.E.
dc.date.accessioned 2005-03-04T13:56:10Z en
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-17T14:01:57Z
dc.date.available 2005-03-04T13:56:10Z en
dc.date.available 2009-06-17T14:01:57Z
dc.date.issued 2004 en
dc.identifier.citation Nummelin, M. and Zilihona, I.J.E. 2004. Spatial variation of arthropod communities in virgin and managed sites in the Kibale Forest, western Uganda. Forest Ecology and Management 195: 107–114. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1975/245
dc.description http://www.elsevier.com/locate/issn/03781127 en
dc.description.abstract The structure of arthropod communities in the forest floor vegetation in four differently managed forest sites (virgin forest, lightly selectively logged, heavily selectively logged, and exotic Pinus caribaea plantation) in Kibale Forest National Park, western Uganda, was studied by sweep net between March and May 1985 and July 1995. For the analysis three (or four) 800 sweeps samples were collected from each habitat. In the samples eight arthropod groups (Araneae, Hymenoptera, Heteroptera, Homoptera, Coleoptera, Orthoptera, Lepidoptera, caterpillars (Lepidoptera larvae)) formed over 95% of all the individuals of the arthropod caught in all habitats. The variation within one habitat was smaller than variation between habitats in samples of the same year. Thus, the arthropod communities in differently managed forests differ from each other after over 20 years of management practices (selective logging and clear-cut plus pine plantation) as well as from adjacent virgin forest, and the differences seem to become greater during the succession in managed sites. Samples taken in the same habitat type, 10 years apart, differed greatly from each other. This is the result of both long-term succession and seasonal variation. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Elsevier B.V. en
dc.subject Arthropods en
dc.subject Logging en
dc.subject Pinus caribaea en
dc.subject Plantation en
dc.subject Uganda en
dc.title Spatial variation of arthropod communities in virgin and managed sites in the Kibale Forest, western Uganda. en
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.laitoskoodi B571 fi
dc.creator.corporateName Bio- ja ympäristötieteiden laitos fi
dc.creator.corporateName Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences en
dc.creator.corporateName Bio- och miljövetenskaper, Institutionen för sv
dc.relation.issn 0378-1127

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