This project examines the effect of variable retention patch size on communities of carabid beetles. We studied how well patches of different size retain original forest communities of beetles, as well as to examined edge effects, and how size of patch affects composition of beetle communities within the cut matrices surrounding patches. Results will help guide retention practices.
Isobel A. Pearsall.
Pearsall, Isobel A., Beese, W.J. (Bill). 2006. Utility of carabid beetles as indicator species for monitoring biodiversity effects from variable retention harvesting practices. Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Forest Science Program. Forest Investment Account Report