Show simple record

dc.contributor.authorBlanchon, Dan
dc.contributor.authorPusateri, John
dc.contributor.authorGalbraith, Mel
dc.contributor.authorThorpe, Stephen
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-18T00:54:58Z
dc.date.available2013-06-18T00:54:58Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10652/2188
dc.description.abstractSmall urban forest reserves in New Zealand have been shown to have value in conserving indigenous beetle diversity. However there is little information available on the ability of non-native vegetation areas such as tree privet to support indigenous beetle assemblages. To investigate this for one site, ground-living beetles were collected using pitfall traps over a year at a small urban forest of the invasive tree Ligustrum lucidum (tree privet) in Auckland, New Zealand. A total of 815 beetles were found, from 20 families and 42 relative taxonomic units. Using monthly data, there was no correlation between soil moisture and diversity index (P = 0.805) or species richness (P = 0.375). These results raise the question of whether urban patches of non-native tree privet may have potential as reservoirs of beetle diversity, if only until they are replaced with native vegetation.en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.subjectbeetle assemblagesen_NZ
dc.subjectColeoptera (beetles)en_NZ
dc.subjectindigenous speciesen_NZ
dc.subjectintroduced speciesen_NZ
dc.subjectLigustrum lucidumen_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_NZ
dc.titleSampling indigenous ground-living beetles in a stand of non-native tree privet (Ligustrum lucidum) in New Zealand raises new management questionsen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.rights.holderEcological Society of Australiaen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden050211 Wildlife and Habitat Managementen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationBlanchon, D., Pusateri, J., Galbraith, M., and Thorpe, S. (2011). Sampling indigenous ground-living beetles in a stand of non-native tree privet (Ligustrum lucidum) in New Zealand raises new management questions. Ecological Management & Restoration, Ecological Society of Australia. 12 (3) : 234 - 236.en_NZ
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.titleEcological Management & Restorationen_NZ
unitec.peerreviewedyesen_NZ
unitec.identifier.roms53407


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in

Show simple record