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.
|Publication status||Published - 2004|
|Event||British Ecological Society Annual Meeting - Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom|
Duration: 7 Sep 2004 → 9 Sep 2004
|Conference||British Ecological Society Annual Meeting|
|Period||7/09/04 → 9/09/04|
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