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Relative abundance and species richness of cerambycid beetles in partial cut and uncut bottomland hardwood forests

Canadian Journal of Forest Research

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DOI: 10.1139/X09-105

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Abstract

Partial cutting techniques are increasingly advocated and used to create habitat for priority wildlife. However, partial cutting may or may not benefit species dependent on deadwood; harvesting can supplement coarse woody debris in the form of logging slash, but standing dead trees may be targeted for removal. We sampled cerambycid beetles during the spring and summer of 2006 and 2007 with canopy malaise traps in 1- and 2-year-old partial cut and uncut bottomland hardwood forests of Louisiana. We captured a total of 4195 cerambycid beetles representing 65 species. Relative abundance was higher in recent partial cuts than in uncut controls and with more dead trees in a plot. Total species richness and species composition were not different between treatments. The results suggest partial cuts with logging slash left on site increase the abundance of cerambycid beetles in the first few years after partial cutting and that both partial cuts and uncut forest should be included in the bottomland hardwood forest landscape.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Relative abundance and species richness of cerambycid beetles in partial cut and uncut bottomland hardwood forests
Series title:
Canadian Journal of Forest Research
DOI:
10.1139/X09-105
Volume
39
Issue:
11
Year Published:
2009
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Canadian Journal of Forest Research
First page:
2100
Last page:
2108
Number of Pages:
9