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dc.contributor.authorBlanchon, Dan
dc.contributor.authorPusateri, John
dc.contributor.authorGalbraith, Mel
dc.contributor.authorThorpe, Stephen
dc.description.abstractSmall urban forest reserves in New Zealand have been shown to have value in conserving indigenous beetle diversity. However there is little information available on the ability of non-native vegetation areas such as tree privet to support indigenous beetle assemblages. To investigate this for one site, ground-living beetles were collected using pitfall traps over a year at a small urban forest of the invasive tree Ligustrum lucidum (tree privet) in Auckland, New Zealand. A total of 815 beetles were found, from 20 families and 42 relative taxonomic units. Using monthly data, there was no correlation between soil moisture and diversity index (P = 0.805) or species richness (P = 0.375). These results raise the question of whether urban patches of non-native tree privet may have potential as reservoirs of beetle diversity, if only until they are replaced with native vegetation.en_NZ
dc.rightsAll rights reserveden_NZ
dc.subjectbeetle assemblagesen_NZ
dc.subjectColeoptera (beetles)en_NZ
dc.subjectindigenous speciesen_NZ
dc.subjectintroduced speciesen_NZ
dc.subjectLigustrum lucidumen_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_NZ
dc.titleSampling indigenous ground-living beetles in a stand of non-native tree privet (Ligustrum lucidum) in New Zealand raises new management questionsen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.rights.holderEcological Society of Australiaen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden050211 Wildlife and Habitat Managementen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationBlanchon, D., Pusateri, J., Galbraith, M., and Thorpe, S. (2011). Sampling indigenous ground-living beetles in a stand of non-native tree privet (Ligustrum lucidum) in New Zealand raises new management questions. Ecological Management & Restoration, Ecological Society of Australia. 12 (3) : 234 - 236.en_NZ
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.titleEcological Management & Restorationen_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.institution.studyareaNatural Sciences

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