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Assemblage structure and conservation value of spiders and carabid beetles from restored lowland river banks

Kevin Lambeets UGent, Frederik Hendrickx UGent, Stijn Vanacker, Kris Van Looy, Jean-Pierre Maelfait UGent and Dries Bonte UGent (2008) BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION. 17(13). p.3133-3148
abstract
We assessed the composition of spider and carabid beetle assemblages along river banks from the Common Meuse (Belgium) to determine their relationships with local topographical and landscape-related characteristics. Data were gathered with pitfall traps in 1998 and explored by ordination and grouping methods. Our analysis revealed that the presence of xerothermic spider species was limited to scarcely covered, less dynamic gravel banks. Riparian spider species were found on frequently flooded as well as on rather elevated and high gravel banks, while riparian carabid beetles were dominant on all sampled banks. The level of flooding disturbance, the vegetation density and the presence of silt appeared to be the most important environmental determinants of spider and carabid beetle assemblage structure. Consequently, local environmental factors influence species occurrence patterns in a similar way for the two investigated arthropod groups. Nevertheless, distinct ecological groups are differently ordered along the prime environmental gradients. Nature management should therefore consider the conservation, restoration and connectivity of both dynamic and more elevated banks in order to obtain a high degree of local and regional heterogeneity throughout the river system.
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journal title
BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION
Biodivers. Conserv.
volume
17
issue
13
pages
3133 - 3148
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000260509200005
JCR category
BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION
JCR impact factor
1.473 (2008)
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13/28 (2008)
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2 (2008)
ISSN
0960-3115
DOI
10.1007/s10531-007-9313-0
language
English
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yes
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A1
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665645
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-665645
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  abstract     = {We assessed the composition of spider and carabid beetle assemblages along river banks from the Common Meuse (Belgium) to determine their relationships with local topographical and landscape-related characteristics. Data were gathered with pitfall traps in 1998 and explored by ordination and grouping methods. Our analysis revealed that the presence of xerothermic spider species was limited to scarcely covered, less dynamic gravel banks. Riparian spider species were found on frequently flooded as well as on rather elevated and high gravel banks, while riparian carabid beetles were dominant on all sampled banks. The level of flooding disturbance, the vegetation density and the presence of silt appeared to be the most important environmental determinants of spider and carabid beetle assemblage structure. Consequently, local environmental factors influence species occurrence patterns in a similar way for the two investigated arthropod groups. Nevertheless, distinct ecological groups are differently ordered along the prime environmental gradients. Nature management should therefore consider the conservation, restoration and connectivity of both dynamic and more elevated banks in order to obtain a high degree of local and regional heterogeneity throughout the river system.},
  author       = {Lambeets, Kevin and Hendrickx, Frederik and Vanacker, Stijn and Van Looy, Kris and Maelfait, Jean-Pierre and Bonte, Dries},
  issn         = {0960-3115},
  journal      = {BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {13},
  pages        = {3133--3148},
  title        = {Assemblage structure and conservation value of spiders and carabid beetles from restored lowland river banks},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10531-007-9313-0},
  volume       = {17},
  year         = {2008},
}

Chicago
Lambeets, Kevin, Frederik Hendrickx, Stijn Vanacker, Kris Van Looy, Jean-Pierre Maelfait, and Dries Bonte. 2008. “Assemblage Structure and Conservation Value of Spiders and Carabid Beetles from Restored Lowland River Banks.” Biodiversity and Conservation 17 (13): 3133–3148.
APA
Lambeets, K., Hendrickx, F., Vanacker, S., Van Looy, K., Maelfait, J.-P., & Bonte, D. (2008). Assemblage structure and conservation value of spiders and carabid beetles from restored lowland river banks. BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION, 17(13), 3133–3148.
Vancouver
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Lambeets K, Hendrickx F, Vanacker S, Van Looy K, Maelfait J-P, Bonte D. Assemblage structure and conservation value of spiders and carabid beetles from restored lowland river banks. BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION. 2008;17(13):3133–48.
MLA
Lambeets, Kevin, Frederik Hendrickx, Stijn Vanacker, et al. “Assemblage Structure and Conservation Value of Spiders and Carabid Beetles from Restored Lowland River Banks.” BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION 17.13 (2008): 3133–3148. Print.