publication . Article . 2018

Boundaries in ground beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae) and environmental variables at the edges of forest patches with residential developments

Doreen E. Davis; Sara A. Gagné;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2018 Journal: PeerJ, volume 6 (issn: 2167-8359, eissn: 2167-8359, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: PeerJ Inc.
Abstract
Background Few studies of edge effects on wildlife objectively identify habitat edges or explore non-linear responses. In this paper, we build on ground beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae) research that has begun to address these domains by using triangulation wombling to identify boundaries in beetle community structure and composition at the edges of forest patches with residential developments. We hypothesized that edges are characterized by boundaries in environmental variables that correspond to marked discontinuities in vegetation structure between maintained yards and forest. We expected environmental boundaries to be associated with beetle boundaries. Methods...
Subjects
free text keywords: Edge effects, R, Ecology, Biodiversity, Biogeography, Medicine, Boundary detection, Temperate deciduous forest, Conservation Biology, Southeast USA, Urbanization
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Digweed, SC, Currie, CR, Cárcamo, HA, Spence, JR. Digging out the ‘digging- in effect’ of pitfall traps: influences of depletion and disturbance on catches of ground beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae). Pedobiologia. 1995; 39: 561-576

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44 references, page 1 of 3
Abstract
Background Few studies of edge effects on wildlife objectively identify habitat edges or explore non-linear responses. In this paper, we build on ground beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae) research that has begun to address these domains by using triangulation wombling to identify boundaries in beetle community structure and composition at the edges of forest patches with residential developments. We hypothesized that edges are characterized by boundaries in environmental variables that correspond to marked discontinuities in vegetation structure between maintained yards and forest. We expected environmental boundaries to be associated with beetle boundaries. Methods...
Subjects
free text keywords: Edge effects, R, Ecology, Biodiversity, Biogeography, Medicine, Boundary detection, Temperate deciduous forest, Conservation Biology, Southeast USA, Urbanization
44 references, page 1 of 3

Baars, MA. Patterns of movement of radioactive carabid beetles. Oecologia. 1979; 44: 125-140 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Bennett, AF. Linkages in the landscape: the role of corridors and connectivity in wildlife conservation. 2003

Berger, WH, Parker, FL. Diversity of planktonic foraminifera in deep-sea sediments. Science. 1970; 168: 1345-1347 [PubMed] [DOI]

Bergmann, DJ, Brandenburg, D, Petit, S, Gabel, M. Habitat preferences of ground beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae) species in the northern Black Hills of South Dakota. Environmental Entomology. 2012; 41: 1069-1076 [PubMed] [DOI]

BoundarySeer: software for the detection and analysis of geographic boundaries. 2015

Boetzl, FA, Schneider, G, Krauss, J. Asymmetric carabid beetle spillover between calcareous grasslands and coniferous forests. Journal of Insect Conservation. 2016; 20: 49-57 [DOI]

Bousquet, Y. Illustrated identification guide to adults and larvae of northeastern North American ground beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae). 2010

Bousquet, Y. Catalogue of the Geadephaga (Coleoptera, Adephaga) of America, north of Mexico. Zookeys. 2012; 245: 1-1722 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

Bradley, G, Bradley, G. Urban forest landscapes: integrating multidisciplinary perspectives. Urban forest landscapes: integrating multidisciplinary perspectives. 1995: 3-11

Chiverton, PA. Searching behaviour and cereal aphid consumption by Bembidion lampros and Pterostichus cupreus, in relation to temperature and prey density. Entomologia Experimentalis Et Applicata. 1988; 47: 173-182 [DOI]

Ciegler, JC. Ground beetles and wrinkled bark beetles of South Carolina (Coleoptera: Geadephaga: Carabidae and Rhysodidae). 2000

Collinge, SK, Palmer, TM. The influences of patch shape and boundary contrast on insect response to fragmentation in California grasslands. Landscape Ecology. 2002; 17: 647- 656 [DOI]

Digweed, SC, Currie, CR, Cárcamo, HA, Spence, JR. Digging out the ‘digging- in effect’ of pitfall traps: influences of depletion and disturbance on catches of ground beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae). Pedobiologia. 1995; 39: 561-576

Fortin, M-J, Dale, MRT. Spatial analysis: a guide for ecologists. 2005

Fortin, M-J, Drapeau, P. Delineation of ecological boundaries: comparison of approaches and significance tests. Oikos. 1995; 72: 323-332 [DOI]

44 references, page 1 of 3
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publication . Article . 2018

Boundaries in ground beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae) and environmental variables at the edges of forest patches with residential developments

Doreen E. Davis; Sara A. Gagné;