A Practical Technique for Non-destructive Monitoring of Soil Surface Invertebrates for Ecological Restoration Programmes

Bowie, M.H. and C.M. Frampton

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This study investigates the suitability of using wooden discs as facsimiles for natural fallen logs to non-destructively monitor invertebrates. Wooden discs cut from tree trunks were placed on the ground at five sites and monitored. A diverse range of species was found under the discs including large numbers of some species. Wooden discs are a useful tool for the ecological management of terrestrial invertebrate fauna in restoration programmes for monitoring and considerable potential exists for discs to provide habitat for restoration of terrestrial invertebrate taxa.

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Peer-reviewed Article

Ecological Management and Restoration