Spider communities as bioindicators in Irish plantation forests

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

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Abstract

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 Sep 20049 Sep 2004

Conference

ConferenceBritish Ecological Society Annual Meeting
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLancaster
Period7/09/049/09/04

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    Oxbrough, A., Gittings, T., Giller, P. S., & O'Halloran, J. (2004). Spider communities as bioindicators in Irish plantation forests. Paper presented at British Ecological Society Annual Meeting, Lancaster, United Kingdom. http://www.britishecologicalsociety.org/meetings/annual_meetings_archive/2004.php