Antsiferov A.L. 2019. [The spatial heterogeneity of ground beetle community (Coleoptera, Carabidae) оn one-year-old felling area] // Euroasian Entomological Journal. Vol.17 (for 2018). No.6: 403–413 [in Russian, with English summary].

Nature museum of the Kostroma Region, Molochnaya Gora Str. 3, Kostroma 156000 Russia.


doi: 10.15298/euroasentj.17.6.04

ABSTRACT. The spatial distribution features of ground beetles inhabiting a heterogeneous habitat of one-year-old felling area were studied. During the study, the species, dominance, and topical range of ground beetles were determined. The spatial heterogeneity of the beetles on the deforestation area was studied using background maps, indices of aggregation, and autocorrelation. The relationship between the spatial distribution of ground beetles and environmental features was studied. The majority of ground beetles accumulate at the border of intact forest or in the proximity to the individual trees survived. Areas of ground beetles accumulation happened to the places of dense grass, survived fragments of forest litter or local hills. The placement of certain mass species of ground beetles on the annual felling areas surface was studied. Their spatial distribution corresponds to the aggregated type. Spatial distribution of certain abundant species of ground beetles on the felling area was aggregated. However, it had individual features of the aggregation degree, position of clusters and relation to the environmental conditions.

KEY WORDS: ground beetles, felling areas, spatial heterogeneity, the degree of aggregation, autocorrelation, semivariogram.

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