Canadian Forest Service Publications

Using carabid beetles (Coleoptera: carabidae) as a means to investigate the effect of forestry practices on soil diversity. 1993. Duchesne, L.C.; McAlpine, R.S. Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Petawawa National Forestry Institute, Chalk River, Ontario. Technical Report 16. 10 p.

Year: 1993

Issued by: National Capital Region

Catalog ID: 10823

Language: English

Series: USDA General Technical Report

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Carabid beetles were collected through pitfall trapping from undisturbed stands of jack pine (Pinus banksiana Lamb.) and compared with carabid beetles from clear-cut sites and sites that had been clear-cut and burned-over. A total of 28 species of carabids was collected in this experiment. Species diversity was highest in burned-over sites and lowest in clear-cut sites. Carabid assemblages were found unique to each of the three treatments. Carabids were divided into four groups according to site preference: (1) burned-over sites, (2) clear-cut sites, (3) undisturbed sites, and (4) all three sites in similar proportions. Clear-cutting by itself and clear-cutting along with prescribed burning showed a trend toward increasing average carabid catches as compared with average carabid catches from undisturbed sites.

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Utilisation des carabes (Coleoptera: Carabidae) comme indicateurs des effets des pratiques forestières sur la diversité du sol (French)