Canadian Forest Service Publications

Moth diversity in a northeastern, North American red spruce forest: I. Baseline study. 2001. Thomas, A.W. Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Atlantic Forestry Centre, Fredericton, New Brunswick. Information Report M-X--210E. 42 p. (includes: bibliography, glossary).

Year: 2001

Issued by: Atlantic Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 18466

Language: English

Series: Information Report (AFC - Fredericton)

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This report is the first of three based on moth diversity in a red spruce forest that had undergone three silvicultural procedures immediately prior to sampling. The site contained undisturbed forest, selection-cut plots, strip-cut plots, and clearcut plots. This first report discusses moth diversity, in a broad sense, with the data summed across all plots. The second report will examine the site on a plot-by-plot basis to determine the effect of the specific silvicultural procedures on moth diversity. The third report will consider sampling protocol, especially the effects of sampling frequency (number of nights), intensity (number of traps), and duration (length of season) on the estimates of species richness.