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dc.contributor.authorNakamura, Akien_US
dc.contributor.authorCatterall, Carlaen_US
dc.contributor.authorBurwell, Christopheren_US
dc.contributor.authorKitching, Rogeren_US
dc.contributor.authorP. N. House, Alanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:13:20Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:13:20Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.modified2010-08-30T07:04:04Z
dc.identifier.issn1752458Xen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1752-4598.2009.00056.xen_AU
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.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherThe Royal Entomological Societyen_US
dc.publisher.placeAustraliaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationYen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom221en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto231en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue3en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInsect Conservation and Diversityen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume2en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchTerrestrial Ecologyen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode060208en_US
dc.titleEffects of shading and mulch depth on the colonisation of habitat patches by arthropods of rainforest soil and litteren_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environmenten_US
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.comen_US
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