Soil and habitat preferences of Ground beetles (Coleoptera, Carabidae) in natural mountain landscape

Tomasz Skalski , Renata Kędzior , Wojciech Maciejowski , Andrzej Kacprzak


The distribution of ground beetle assemblages along an elevation gradient in the Bieszczady National Park (East Carpathians) was investigated. A principal component analysis of the spatial patterns of ground beetle assemblages clearly differentiated groups of species from various elevation zones. Forward selection of explanatory variables in redundancy analysis also indicated that the majority of the variation of species can be described by elevation and presence of vegetation zones (beech wood and alpine meadow). The close relationship between the empirical species richness and those predicted from a mid-domain effect proved the fit to the geometric null model, explaining 73% of the species variance
Author Tomasz Skalski
Tomasz Skalski,,
, Renata Kędzior (FoEEaLS / DoECaAP)
Renata Kędzior,,
- Department of Ecology, Climatology and Air Protection
, Wojciech Maciejowski
Wojciech Maciejowski,,
, Andrzej Kacprzak
Andrzej Kacprzak,,
Journal seriesBaltic Journal of Coleopterology, [BALTIC JOURNAL OF COLEOPTEROLOGY], ISSN 1407-8619, (B 10 pkt)
Issue year2011
Publication size in sheets5.25
Keywords in EnglishCarabidae, soil decomposition, elevation, mid-domain, Bieszczadzki National Park
ASJC Classification1105 Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics; 1109 Insect Science
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)10
Score sourcejournalList
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2011 = 0.624
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