An assessment of riparian environmental quality by using butterflies and disturbance susceptibility scores

Southwestern Naturalist
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Abstract

The butterfly community at a revegetated riparian site on the lower Colorado River near Parker, Arizona, was compared to that found in a reference riparian site. Data indicated that the herbaceous plant community, which was lacking at the revegetated site, was important to several butterfly taxa. An index using butterfly sensitivity to habitat change (species classified into risk groups) and number of taxa was developed to monitor revegetation projects and to determine restoration effectiveness.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title An assessment of riparian environmental quality by using butterflies and disturbance susceptibility scores
Series title Southwestern Naturalist
DOI 10.2307/3672237
Volume 39
Issue 2
Year Published 1994
Language English
Publisher Southwestern Association of Naturalists
Publisher location Dallas, TX
Contributing office(s) Fort Collins Science Center
Description 6 p.
First page 137
Last page 142