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Author(s):Branson, David H.
Author Affiliation:Northern Plains Agricultural Research Laboratory, USDA-ARS, Sidney, Montana
Title:Effects of fire on grasshopper assemblages in a northern mixed-grass prairie
Section:Community and ecosystem ecology
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Source:Environmental Entomology. Vol. 34, No. 5, October 2005, p. 1109-1113.
# of Pages:5
Publishing Information:College Park, MD: Entomological Society of America
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Gomphocerinae; Fires; Environmental factors; Demographics; Pest control
Abstract/Contents:"Grassland fires have been shown to influence grasshopper community composition and population dynamics, but studies of their effects on rangeland grasshopper assemblages in the northern Great Plains are lacking. This study was designed to examine the effect of a grassland wildfire on grasshopper community composition and population densities of three grasshopper subfamilies in western North Dakota northern mixed-grass prairie with sampling in paired burned and unburned plots. A rapidly moving fire occurred in late October 1999, after egg-overwintering grasshoppers had died. Vegetation biomass and nitrogen content of grasses did not differ statistically between burned and unburned plots in 2000. The fire negatively affected grasshopper population densities the year after the fire, but species diversity was not affected by the fire. Much of the reduction in grasshopper population densities was caused by a decline in densities of Gomphocerinae species. Grasshopper subfamily densities did not differ statistically between burned and unburned plots in 2001. Additional research is needed to determine the mechanisms leading to the reduction in Gomphocerinae species densities."
Language:English
References:37
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Branson, D. H. 2005. Effects of fire on grasshopper assemblages in a northern mixed-grass prairie. Environ. Entomol. 34(5):p. 1109-1113.
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