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Single-species sampling in Tasmania: an inefficient approach to invertebrate conservation?


Mesibov, R and Bonham, KJ and Doran, N and Meggs, J and Munks, SA and Otley, H and Richards, K, Single-species sampling in Tasmania: an inefficient approach to invertebrate conservation?, Invertebrate Systematics, 16, (4) pp. 655-663. ISSN 1445-5226 (2002) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1071/IT01036


In recent years the distributions of a number of geographically restricted Tasmanian invertebrates have been carefully mapped by single-species sampling (SSS). We review 29 such projects targeted at 16 species. The average return of new locality records was only one per 1.3 person-days in the field. In almost all cases the SSS was aimed at improving the knowledge base for invertebrate conservation, and the principal end users of the results have been land managers, not biologists. It is suggested that more of the limited resources available for intensive fieldwork be directed to sampling functional groups of taxa, rather than single species, in areas prioritised by need for land management advice.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Terrestrial ecology
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Terrestrial systems and management
Objective Field:Terrestrial biodiversity
UTAS Author:Bonham, KJ (Dr Kevin Bonham)
UTAS Author:Munks, SA (Dr Sarah Munks)
UTAS Author:Richards, K (Dr Karen Richards)
ID Code:25398
Year Published:2002
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Zoology
Deposited On:2002-08-01
Last Modified:2011-08-02

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