The role of invertebrates in the grassland biome

TitleThe role of invertebrates in the grassland biome
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Publication1971
AuthorsMcDaniel B
EditorFrench NR(ed.)
Conference NamePreliminary Analysis of Structure and Function in Grasslands: Proceedings of Symposium Entitled "The Grassland Biome: Analysis and synthesis of First Year Data"
Series TitleRange Science Department Science Series 10
Pagination267-316
Date PublishedSeptember 1, 197
PublisherColorado State University
Conference LocationColorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
Keywordsabstract, abstracts, conference, conference proceedings, conferences, grassland,invertebrate, grazing,effect on invertebrates, invertebrate,grassland, invertebrate,list, list,invertebrate, proceeding, proceedings
Abstract Intraseasonal dynamics of the density of important invertebrate taxa are discussed for areas which are grazed and ungrazed by large herbivores at five sites in the U.S. IBP Grassland Biome. Ecological characteristics of the important families are discussed in relation to the 1970 intraseasonal dynamics. Principal component analyses for density and standing crop of invertebrate families are presented. Analyses of variance of density and standing crop of invertebrate taxa and standing crops of important families and trophic levels using time-weighted means for the potential growing season are presented and discussed. From these studies 15 invertebrate taxas emerged as requiring more intensive study. These are Acarina, Araneida, Coccinellidae (Coleoptera), Scarabaeidae (Coleoptera), Tenebrionidae (Coleoptera), Entomobryidae (Collembola), Lygaeidae (Hemiptera), Miridae (Hemiptera), Tingidae (Hemiptera), Cicadellidae (Homoptera), Pseudococcidea (Homoptera), Formicidae (hymenoptera), Acrididae (Orthoptera), Gryllidae (Orthoptera), and Thysanoptera.
Custom 1Fort Collins, Colorado