Assessment of microsite diversity of the coastal variety of Scots pine forests: the sink and source theory applied to epigeic staphylinids (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) at the populational and community level

Marcin Smoleński
2002 Fragmenta Faunistica  
POLISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES FRAGMENTA FAUNISTICA F rag m . fau n . W a rsz a w a , 30.12.2002 45 101-114 M arcin SMOLEŃSKI Assessm ent of microsite diversity of the coastal variety of Scots pine forests: the sink and source theory applied to epigeic staphylinids (Coleoptera: StapJiylinidae) at the populational and community level1 A bstract: T his m ethod o lo g y -o rien ted p a p e r pro p o ses a n u m b er of new zo oindicative indices assessing m icrosite d iv ersity b ased on the m odified
more » ... Pulliam theory. T he original theory has been m odified so th a t the "source & sink" concept could be u se d for the p u rp o se s of zooindication. In the p re sen t p a p er, the follow ing indices are tested on d a ta reg ard in g p o p u latio n s a n d com m unities of invertebrates of the coastal variety of Scots pin e forest: the sh are of sources (Uc), sinks (Ur) an d sta n d a rd (Us) in the area occupied by the com m unity, an index of m icrosite preferences of a species (c$) a n d an index of utilization of site h eterogeneity by a given species fC /). M icrosite div ersity w as also assessed using d ata reg ard in g the coastal p in e forest of M ierzeja Ł ebska S and Bar. Key w o rd s: zo o indication, m icrosites, heterogeneity, com m unities, populations, Staphylinidae, Empetro-nigri Pinetum -coastal pine forest A u th o r's ad d ress: M useum an d Institute of Z oology PAS, W ilcza 64, 00-679 W arszaw a, PO LA N D
doi:10.3161/00159301ff2002.45.2.101 fatcat:fu34ewa2xndl7nxxuobn24kpim