The effects of forest edges on dung beetle communities in a tropical montane forest

Author: Barnes, A.D.; Emberson, R.M.; Chapman, H.M.; Didham, R.K.

Date: 2010

Publisher: University of Canterbury. Biological Sciences

Type: Conference poster

Link to this item using this URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10092/4396

Abstract

Land use has been implicated as the largest global driver of biodiversity loss, largely due to associated habitat loss and fragmentation. The resulting production of habitated ges have pervasive impacts on the distribution and persistence of invertebrates. Land use change is of particular concern in African tropical montane forests as populations are increasing dramatically throughout these areas. Therefore, this study focuses on the impacts of livestock and fire on forest edges around a unique Afromontane forest in Nigeria.

Subjects: Field of Research::06 - Biological Sciences, Field of Research::05 - Environmental Sciences::0501 - Ecological Applications

Citation: ["Barnes, A.D., Emberson, R.M., Chapman, H.M. Didham, R.K. (2010) The effects of forest edges on dung beetle communities in a tropical montane forest. Wellington: 59th Entomological Society of NZ Annual Conference: Global Entomology in New Zealand, 11-14 Apr 2010."]

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