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dc.contributor.author Cole, Lorna J.
dc.contributor.author McCracken, David I.
dc.contributor.author Dennis, Peter
dc.contributor.author Downie, Iain S.
dc.contributor.author Griffin, Anna L.
dc.contributor.author Foster, Garth N.
dc.contributor.author Murphy, Kevin J.
dc.contributor.author Waterhouse, Tony
dc.date.accessioned 2013-07-25T07:40:01Z
dc.date.available 2013-07-25T07:40:01Z
dc.date.issued 2002-12
dc.identifier.citation Cole , L J , McCracken , D I , Dennis , P , Downie , I S , Griffin , A L , Foster , G N , Murphy , K J & Waterhouse , T 2002 , ' Relationships between agricultural management and ecological groups of ground beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) on Scottish farmland ' Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment , vol 93 , no. 1-3 , pp. 323-336 . DOI: 10.1016/S0167-8809(01)00333-4 en
dc.identifier.issn 0167-8809
dc.identifier.other PURE: 456358
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: eb7be4f3-af6e-4b2b-bc65-cfe864fb948f
dc.identifier.other Scopus: 0036888894
dc.identifier.other handle.net: 2160/11168
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/11168
dc.description Cole, L. J., McCracken, D. I., Dennis, P., Downie, I. S., Griffin, A. L., Foster, G. N., Murphy, K. J., Waterhouse, T. (2002). Relationships between agricultural management and ecological groups of ground beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) on Scottish farmland. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 93 (1-3), 323-336. en
dc.description.abstract The primary aim of this research was to classify ground beetle species, collected from farmland habitats in Scotland, into distinct groups based on their ecological traits. The objective classification of 68 species on this basis, using multivariate analyses, identified seven distinct ecological groups that were primarily determined by size, diel activity and diet (e.g. large Carabus spp., nocturnal plant feeders and species feeding on Collembola). The influence of agricultural land use and management intensity on these ecological groups was then investigated. The percentage of both Carabus spp. and individuals was greater on heather moorland and semi-natural grassland sites than in intensively managed arable or grassland sites. The percentage of Carabus spp. was also adversely affected by intensive agricultural management. A higher percentage of carabids feed specifically on Collembola in intensive grassland sites than in arable or semi-natural grassland sites suggesting that Collembola were more available in intensive grassland. This study introduces a non-taxonomic method of classifying carabids on the basis of their ecology. Such classification methods not only enable influences of agriculture to be detected across broad ecological groups rather than being reliant on the presence of a few key indicator species, but may also help in predicting how such changes to the community structure may influence ecosystem functioning. en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment en
dc.rights en
dc.subject carabids en
dc.subject function en
dc.subject farmland en
dc.subject ecology en
dc.subject land use en
dc.title Relationships between agricultural management and ecological groups of ground beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) on Scottish farmland en
dc.type /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/researchoutputtypes/contributiontojournal/article en
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1016/S0167-8809(01)00333-4
dc.contributor.institution Department of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en


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