Spider communities as bioindicators in Irish plantation forests

Anne Oxbrough, Tom Gittings, Paul S Giller, John O'Halloran

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Ground dwelling spider communities were investigated in Sitka spruce and ash plantations across the forest cycle. The impact of tree age and species on spider community structure and diversity was largely due to the contrasting nature and structure of ground vegetation and litter. Recommendations for enhancing biodiversity in forestry are suggested.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2004
EventBritish Ecological Society Annual Meeting - Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom
Duration: 7 Sept 20049 Sept 2004


ConferenceBritish Ecological Society Annual Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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