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Using staphylinid and tenebrionid beetles as indicators of sustainable landscape management in Australia


Michaels, KF, Using staphylinid and tenebrionid beetles as indicators of sustainable landscape management in Australia, Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture, 47, (4) pp. 435-449. ISSN 0816-1089 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1071/EA06197


The review examines a range of global literature concerning the beetle families Staphylinidae and Tenebrionidae, to evaluate their potential as indicators of sustainable landscape management in the Australian context. Both beetle families are diverse, widespread, easily collected and functionally important in a wide range of habitats in Australia. Both families are responsive to changes in environmental conditions, although the nature of the response depends on the environmental condition and often on the individual species. The response of staphylinids and tenebrionids to environmental change has reflected that of other invertebrate species or groups in some instances. Sustainability indicators need to be linked to management objectives and land managers need to be involved in the indicator selection process. Sampling, identification and assessment methods designed to match land managers' capabilities should result in an increase in the use of staphylinids and tenebrionids as sustainability indicators. © CSIRO 2007.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Zoology
Research Field:Invertebrate biology
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Other environmental management
Objective Field:Other environmental management not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Michaels, KF (Dr Karyl Michaels)
ID Code:44078
Year Published:2007
Web of Science® Times Cited:15
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:2007-08-01
Last Modified:2008-04-15

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