Brouwers, N. and Newton, A., 2009. The influence of habitat availability and landscape structure on the distribution of wood cricket (Nemobius sylvestris) on the Isle of Wight, UK. Landscape Ecology, 24 (2), pp. 199-212.
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Little information is available regarding the landscape ecology of woodland invertebrate species with limited dispersal ability. An investigation was therefore conducted within woodland fragments in an agricultural landscape for the flightless wood cricket (Nemobius sylvestris) on the Isle of Wight, UK. The current pattern of distribution of the species, established during a field survey, was related to measures of habitat availability and habitat isolation/ fragmentation. Results revealed that wood cricket populations were patchily distributed and mainly found in relatively large mature woodland fragments situated closely (<50 m) to another occupied site. Although the occurrence of wood cricket was related to fragment area, isolation, habitat availability and woodland age, a logistic regression model revealed that presence of the species was most accurately predicted by fragment isolation and area alone. These results highlight the vulnerability of relatively immobile woodland invertebrate species, such as wood cricket, to the impacts of habitat loss and fragmentation.
|Additional Information:||The 16th Annual Meeting of the UK chapter of the International Association for Landscape Ecology was ‘Ecological Networks: Science and Practice’. The conference was held between 1st – 3rd September 2009, in Edinburgh.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Invertebrata ; Arthropoda ; Insecta ; Orthoptera ; Europe ; Woodland ; Nemobius sylvestris ; Gryllidae ; Fragmentation ; United Kingdom ; Wood ; Landscape ; Availability ; Habitat ;|
|Subjects:||Geography and Environmental Studies|
|Group:||School of Applied Sciences > Centre for Conservation, Ecology and Environmental Change|
|Deposited By:||Professor Adrian Newton|
|Deposited On:||29 Sep 2009 20:15|
|Last Modified:||07 Mar 2013 15:15|
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