Oregon State University, Mount Holyoke, The College of Wooster
This study is a comparison of tree and terrestrial arthropod diversity along native andre-planted pine transects.Transects were laid in a primary and re-planted pine forest in Andasibe Community Forest Park. Data was collected over six days, taking measurements of trees, inspecting and collecting specimens from pitfall traps once a day. Terrestrial arthropods were identified to morphospecies and measures of diversity were calculated. To understand the health of the trees, information was collected that included trees diameter at breast height, canopy cover and soil cover. Terrestrial arthropod communities and diversity were found to be significantly different in the native and replanted pine transects, likely due to the difference in non-native trees.
Environmental Health and Protection | Environmental Sciences | Natural Resources and Conservation | Natural Resources Management and Policy
George, Tyler; Kelly-Fair, Mira; and Wade, Andrea, "Comparative Study of Terrestrial Arthropod Diversity in Primary and Re-planted Pine Forest in a Community Forest at Andasibe, Madagascar" (2015). Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection. 2174.