Design for ground beetle abundance and diversity sampling within the National Ecological Observatory Network

David Hoekman, Katherine E. Levan, George E. Ball, Robert A. Browne, Robert L. Davidson, Terry L. Erwin, C. Barry Knisley, James R. Labonte, Jonathan Lundgren, David R. Maddison, Wendy Moore, Jari Niemela, Karen A. Ober, David Pearson, John R. Spence, Kipling Will, Timothy Work

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Abstract

The National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) will monitor ground beetle populations across a network of broadly distributed sites because beetles are prevalent in food webs, are sensitive to abiotic factors, and have an established role as indicator species of habitat and climatic shifts. We describe the design of ground beetle population sampling in the context of NEON's long-term, continentalscale monitoring program, emphasizing the sampling design, priorities, and collection methods. Freely available NEON ground beetle data and associated field and laboratory samples will increase scientific understanding of how biological communities are responding to land-use and climate change.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number01744
JournalEcosphere
Volume8
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2017

Keywords

  • Abundance
  • Carabidae
  • Climate
  • Diversity
  • Global change
  • Ground beetles
  • Long-term monitoring
  • Special feature: neon design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Ecology

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    Hoekman, D., Levan, K. E., Ball, G. E., Browne, R. A., Davidson, R. L., Erwin, T. L., Knisley, C. B., Labonte, J. R., Lundgren, J., Maddison, D. R., Moore, W., Niemela, J., Ober, K. A., Pearson, D., Spence, J. R., Will, K., & Work, T. (2017). Design for ground beetle abundance and diversity sampling within the National Ecological Observatory Network. Ecosphere, 8(4), [01744]. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.1744