Boxes mimicking tree hollows can help conservation of saproxylic beetles

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Jansson, Nicklas; Ranius, Thomas; Larsson, Anna; Milberg, Per;
  • Publisher: Department of Ecology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Box 7044, 750 07 Uppsala, Sweden
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1007/s10531-009-9687-2
  • Subject: Artificial habitat | hollow oak | Quercus | saproxylic beetles | Sweden | wood mould boxes | Natural Sciences | Naturvetenskap

Old hollow trees have declined in Europe and many saproxylic (i.e. wood-dwelling) invertebrates living on them are threatened. The aim of this study was to investigate to what extent artificial habitats can be exploited by saproxylic beetles. To mimic the conditions in ... View more
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