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Management implications for invertebrate assemblages in the Midwest American agricultural landscape

Promotor: G.R. de Snoo Co-promotor: C.J.M. Musters

T.R. Evans
02 February 2017
Thesis in Leiden Repository

The aim of this thesis was to investigate vegetation management within the agricultural landscape and determine at which scale and which practices are most beneficial to invertebrate assemblages and the associated food web. We determined invertebrate abundance, species richness, and diversity using sticky boards, sweep netting, and pitfall traps to sample. Our examination ranged from the field level to the landscape level of 6000 m. Practices examined include mowing, prairie restoration, and summer fire. Management recommendations are made based on the results of our research.

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