When to sample in an inaccessible landscape: A case study with carabids from the Allgäu (northern Alps) (Coleoptera, Carabidae)

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When to sample in an inaccessible landscape : A case study with carabids from the Allgäu (northern Alps) (Coleoptera, Carabidae). / Harry, Ingmar ; Drees, Claudia; Hofer, Hubert ; Aßmann, Thorsten.

In: ZooKeys, Vol. 100, No. SPEC. ISSUE, 20.05.2011, p. 255-271.

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title = "When to sample in an inaccessible landscape: A case study with carabids from the Allg{\"a}u (northern Alps) (Coleoptera, Carabidae)",
abstract = "While pitfall trapping is generally accepted as the standard method for sampling carabid beetles, this method has rarely been used in mountain ecosystems, mainly due to the high labour intensity it involves. As part of a research project in the German Alps, we investigated the phenologic appearance of adult carabid beetles in mountain ecosystems along with the consequences of possible reductions in sampling periods. Our results show that an early activity peak among carabids is predominant in mountain ecosystems. However, there are differences among species: the main group of species showed the highest activity directly after snow melt, a second group showed a delayed activity peak and a small third group had no clear peak at all. Based on this study, we recommend two fortnightly sampling periods as a minimum for a sampling programme: one immediately after snow melt, and a second sampling period after a pause of two weeks.",
keywords = "Biology, Carabidae, Mountain ecosystems, Phenology, Pitfall traps, Sampling effort, Ecosystems Research",
author = "Ingmar Harry and Claudia Drees and Hubert Hofer and Thorsten A{\ss}mann",
year = "2011",
month = may,
day = "20",
doi = "10.3897/zookeys.100.1531",
language = "English",
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journal = "ZooKeys",
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T1 - When to sample in an inaccessible landscape

T2 - A case study with carabids from the Allgäu (northern Alps) (Coleoptera, Carabidae)

AU - Harry, Ingmar

AU - Drees, Claudia

AU - Hofer, Hubert

AU - Aßmann, Thorsten

PY - 2011/5/20

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N2 - While pitfall trapping is generally accepted as the standard method for sampling carabid beetles, this method has rarely been used in mountain ecosystems, mainly due to the high labour intensity it involves. As part of a research project in the German Alps, we investigated the phenologic appearance of adult carabid beetles in mountain ecosystems along with the consequences of possible reductions in sampling periods. Our results show that an early activity peak among carabids is predominant in mountain ecosystems. However, there are differences among species: the main group of species showed the highest activity directly after snow melt, a second group showed a delayed activity peak and a small third group had no clear peak at all. Based on this study, we recommend two fortnightly sampling periods as a minimum for a sampling programme: one immediately after snow melt, and a second sampling period after a pause of two weeks.

AB - While pitfall trapping is generally accepted as the standard method for sampling carabid beetles, this method has rarely been used in mountain ecosystems, mainly due to the high labour intensity it involves. As part of a research project in the German Alps, we investigated the phenologic appearance of adult carabid beetles in mountain ecosystems along with the consequences of possible reductions in sampling periods. Our results show that an early activity peak among carabids is predominant in mountain ecosystems. However, there are differences among species: the main group of species showed the highest activity directly after snow melt, a second group showed a delayed activity peak and a small third group had no clear peak at all. Based on this study, we recommend two fortnightly sampling periods as a minimum for a sampling programme: one immediately after snow melt, and a second sampling period after a pause of two weeks.

KW - Biology

KW - Carabidae

KW - Mountain ecosystems

KW - Phenology

KW - Pitfall traps

KW - Sampling effort

KW - Ecosystems Research

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