Effects of alternative vegetation management treatments on epigeal insects, coleoptera, carabidae and non-insectan arthropods
Ward, Joelle L.
Master of Science
DisciplineForestry and the Forest Environment
SubjectBeetles Effect of herbicides on
Arthropoda Effect of herbicides on
Ground beetles Effect of herbicides on
Vegetation management alternatives
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The primary objective of this study was to examine the effects of alternative vegetation management on epigeal insects, Coleoptera, Carabidae, and non-insectan arthropods. This study, which is a component of the Fallingsnow Ecosystem Project, 60km southwest of Thunder Bay, Ontario, utilized roofed pitfall traps containing a saline preservative. Four blocks were treated with four vegetation management alternatives including a manual brushsaw treatment, a mechanized treatment (Silvana Selective-Ford Versatile cleaning machine), and two herbicides (Vision [a.i. glyphosate] and Release [a.i. triclopyr]). In addition, a Control (untreated) plot was located within each block. All insects and non-insectan arthropods were identified to the order level.