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title Long-term trends in the composition of aphidophagous coccinellid communities in Central Europe
authors Honek, A; Martinkova, Z; Kindlmann, P; Ameixa, OMCC; Dixon, AFG
author full name Honek, Alois; Martinkova, Zdenka; Kindlmann, Pavel; Ameixa, Olga M. C. C.; Dixon, Anthony F. G.
title Long-term trends in the composition of aphidophagous coccinellid communities in Central Europe
nationality nacional
source INSECT CONSERVATION AND DIVERSITY
language English
document type Article
author keywords Abundance; coccinellid communities; diversity; land use changes
keywords plus NATURAL ENEMIES; LADYBIRDS COLEOPTERA; POPULATION-DYNAMICS; APPLE ORCHARD; CEREAL APHIDS; PARAMETERS; PREDATORS; DIVERSITY; FIELDS; SEPTEMPUNCTATA
abstract Coccinellids (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) provide important ecosystem services as biocontrol agents in contributing to the regulation of key agricultural pests. It is generally accepted that biodiversity of native coccinellid communities has been declining during recent decades. Here, we present the results of a long-term study of coccinellid communities and report an attempt to determine whether recent changes in land use have affected their composition. Coccinellids were sampled in cereal crops, on wild herbaceous plants and deciduous trees during two periods (1976-1983 and 2002-2010). There are similar species-rich communities of coccinellids on trees and wild herbaceous plants (average numbers of species 3.18 and 3.06, respectively) and a poorer community on cereals (2.63). Only a few species, associated with particular types of vegetation, differed in their absolute abundance in the first and second period. There was no obvious cause of this variation in abundance. Diversity of coccinellid communities was higher in the second than in the first period (Shannon-Wiener index 1.32 and 1.14 respectively), although the number of individuals was lower (average catch per sampling session 10.0 and 18.6 individuals respectively). Over the 35years of this study, the compositions of the communities remained essentially similar with the numbers of particular species more closely correlated in the two periods on cereals (R-2=0.97) than on herbaceous plants (R-2=0.74) and trees (R-2=0.67).
author address [Honek, Alois; Martinkova, Zdenka; Dixon, Anthony F. G.] Res Inst Crop Prod, Ruzyne, Czech Republic; [Kindlmann, Pavel] Charles Univ Prague, Inst Environm Studies, Prague, Czech Republic; [Kindlmann, Pavel; Ameixa, Olga M. C. C.; Dixon, Anthony F. G.] Global Change Res Ctr AS CR, Dept Biodivers Res, Ceske Budejovice 37005, Czech Republic; [Ameixa, Olga M. C. C.] Univ South Bohemia, Fac Sci, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic; [Dixon, Anthony F. G.] Univ E Anglia, Sch Biol Sci, Norwich NR4 7TJ, Norfolk, England
reprint address Ameixa, OMCC (reprint author), Global Change Res Ctr AS CR, Dept Biodivers Res, Sadkach 7, Ceske Budejovice 37005, Czech Republic.
e-mail address olgameixa@portugalmail.pt
researcherid number Ameixa, Olga/E-2297-2011; Kindlmann, Pavel/H-7718-2014
orcid number Ameixa, Olga/0000-0002-5422-1090;
funding agency and grant number IOBC/WPR; MSMT [LC06073, CZ.1.05/1.1.00/02.0073]; GA CR [GD206/08/H044, GEVOL/11/E036, 522/08/1300]
funding text Thanks to IOBC/WPR for travel grant to OMCCA. The research was supported by MSMT grants no. LC06073 and CZ.1.05/1.1.00/02.0073 (Czechglobe) to PK, AFGD and OMCCA, and GA CR grants no. GD206/08/H044 and GEVOL/11/E036 to OMCCA and PK and 522/08/1300 to AH, AFGD and ZM.
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total times cited count (wos, bci, and cscd) 1
publisher WILEY-BLACKWELL
publisher city HOBOKEN
publisher address 111 RIVER ST, HOBOKEN 07030-5774, NJ USA
issn 1752-458X
29-character source abbreviation INSECT CONSERV DIVER
iso source abbreviation Insect. Conserv. Divers.
publication date JAN
year published 2014
volume 7
issue 1
beginning page 55
ending page 63
digital object identifier (doi) 10.1111/icad.12032
page count 9
web of science category Biodiversity Conservation; Entomology
subject category Biodiversity & Conservation; Entomology
document delivery number AA1NR
unique article identifier WOS:000330863500006
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