Habitat Influences Arthropod Biodiversity

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dc.contributor.author Choo, Hannah
dc.contributor.author Priest, Aleece
dc.contributor.author Ruberson, John R.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-09-06T16:24:52Z
dc.date.available 2019-09-06T16:24:52Z
dc.date.issued 2018-12-14
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/40148
dc.description.abstract Biodiversity is an important indicator of environmental health. Insects are very interconnected ecologically, very adaptable, and highly diverse, making them excellent indicators for environmental health. Human interference tends to disrupt ecosystems to make them less diverse (Benton et al. 2003). A greater variety of plants should be expected to support a greater variety of insects, aiding environmental health (e.g., Diniz et al. 2010). We tested the effect of degree of habitat disturbance/plant diversity on insect diversity in 6 habitats over three dates, expecting to see greater insect diversity where there is greater plant diversity. We calculated insect biodiversity using Simpson’s Index of Diversity, and found greater insect abundance and diversity in more diverse habitats. Insect diversity is important for habitat health, so as insect diversity declines, other animals in those ecosystems suffer as well, as the food web is disrupted (Kemp and Ellis 2017).
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dc.subject Fall 2018
dc.title Habitat Influences Arthropod Biodiversity
dc.type Text
dc.date.published 2018
dc.description.conference 3rd Entomology Undergraduate Research Poster Symposium. Manhattan, KS: Kansas State University, Department of Entomology.


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