Canadian Forest Service Publications

Using insects as biodiversity indicators for the boreal forest. 2010. Hébert, C. Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Laurentian Forestry Centre, Quebec, QC. Branching out, No. 62. 2 p.

Year: 2010

Issued by: Laurentian Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 32005

Language: English

Series: Branching Out (LFC - Québec)

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Over the years, forest stakeholders have become aware of the importance of preserving biodiversity, but how can we measure it? Is it enough to simply count the number of species (trees, shrubs, insects, fungi, birds, mammals, etc.) that are present in a given environment? It appears that insects may help to get a clearer picture of the situation.

Also available under the title:
Les insectes : des indicateurs de biodiversité pour la forêt boréale? L’éclaircie du Service canadien des forêts, Centre de foresterie des Laurentides. No. 62. (French)