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dc.contributor.authorNakamura, Akihiro
dc.contributor.authorCatterall, Carla P
dc.contributor.authorBurwell, Chris J
dc.contributor.authorKitching, Roger L
dc.contributor.authorHouse, Alan PN
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:13:20Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:13:20Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.date.modified2010-08-30T07:04:04Z
dc.identifier.issn1752-458X
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1752-4598.2009.00056.x
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/30633
dc.description.abstract1. Development of foliage cover and a layer of leaf litter are two factors considered important for the successful recolonisation of soil and litter arthropods during the early stages of rainforest restoration; however, this needs to be tested explicitly. 2. We employed a manipulative field experiment to assess the effects of shading and litter depth on colonisation patterns of soil and litter arthropods in created habitat patches at five replicated sites within pasture adjacent to rainforest remnants on the Maleny plateau of subtropical eastern Australia. 3. Habitat patches were created by adding sterilised mulch at two depths (shallow 3-5 cm, deep 10-15 cm) under three levels of shading (none, 50%, 90%). Responses of arthropods to treatments were analysed at two levels of taxonomic resolution: 'ordinal-sorted arthropods' (all arthropods sorted to order / class) and ant species (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). 4. Shading, at both 50% and 90%, encouraged colonisation by arthropods characteristic of rainforest. Colonisation by pasture-associated arthropods declined progressively with increased shading. Effects of mulch depth were significant only for rainforest-associated ant species, which responded positively to shallow mulch within shaded plots. 5. The results confirm that canopy cover is indeed one of the primary attributes influencing colonisation patterns of arthropods in restored vegetation. More widely spaced plantings may facilitate some colonisation by rainforest arthropods. However, in order to suppress invasion by pasture-associated arthropods, it may be necessary to establish a fully closed canopy.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
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dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherThe Royal Entomological Society
dc.publisher.placeAustralia
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationY
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom221
dc.relation.ispartofpageto231
dc.relation.ispartofissue3
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInsect Conservation and Diversity
dc.relation.ispartofvolume2
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchTerrestrial Ecology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Science and Management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEcology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchZoology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode060208
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0502
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0602
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0608
dc.titleEffects of shading and mulch depth on the colonisation of habitat patches by arthropods of rainforest soil and litter
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environment
gro.rights.copyright© 2009 the Royal Entomological Society and the Authors. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Published by Blackwell Publishing Ltd. The definitive version is available at www.blackwell-synergy.com
gro.date.issued2009
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gro.griffith.authorKitching, Roger L.
gro.griffith.authorCatterall, Carla P.
gro.griffith.authorNakamura, Aki
gro.griffith.authorBurwell, Christopher J.


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