Illustration of the Structure of Arthropod Assemblages (Collembola and Lepidoptera) in Different Forest Types: An Example in the French Pyrenees

Carine Luque, Luc Legal, Peter Winterton, Nestor A. Mariano, Charles Gers
2011 Diversity  
To analyze the impact of management choices on diversity in Pyrenean forests, we selected two ecological indicators: springtails; indicators of long-term responses to perturbation, and moths; which respond quickly to changes in their environment. Our data show that monoculture has a short-term impact on overall diversity and richness of species but with a relative resilience capacity of the forest ecosystem. More precisely, real impacts are visible on dynamics and abundances of certain species,
more » ... of certain species, depending on the vertical distribution of the biota and on the composition of soil and forest floor.
doi:10.3390/d3040693 fatcat:el2ncoxjtrhnvn44wdwcwsuy2u