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Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Proposal of a standardized EDGG surveying methodology for orthopteroid insects
Authors: Hilpold, Andreas
Kirschner, Philipp
Dengler, Jürgen
et. al: No
DOI: 10.21570/EDGG.PG.46.52-57
Published in: Palaearctic Grasslands
Volume(Issue): 46
Pages: 52
Pages to: 57
Issue Date: 15-Jul-2020
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Eurasian Dry Grassland Group (EDGG)
ISSN: 2627-9827
Language: English
Subjects: Orhtoptera; Biodiversity monitoring
Subject (DDC): 577: Ecology
Abstract: Orthopteroid insects (Caelifera, Ensifera, Mantodea) are characteristic of grassland ecosystems. They are often key species in grassland food webs, and many species have very specific requirements concerning habitat structure. Thus, orthopteroid insects are valued and widely used indicators in grassland ecology. Here we propose a standardised surveying methodology for orthopteroid insects in EDGG Biodiversity Plots. A variety of methods to survey orthopteroid insects have been used in the past, most of them based on sweep netting along a defined transect. The method proposed here is also based on this principle, but additionally utilises an exhaustive search to capture total species richness and estimate the frequency of the surveyed species. The method can be used in any grassland survey that is based on EDGG Biodiversity Plot and similar sampling designs. It was tested during the EDGG Field Workshop 2019 in Armenia, and has proven its applicability in a wide range of different grassland types.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): CC BY-SA 4.0: Attribution - Share alike 4.0 International
Departement: Life Sciences and Facility Management
Organisational Unit: Institute of Natural Resource Sciences (IUNR)
Appears in collections:Publikationen Life Sciences und Facility Management

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