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dc.contributor.authorBrownell, Kayla Amber
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-05T04:30:19Z
dc.date.available2014-08-05T04:30:19Z
dc.date.issued2014-05
dc.identifier.otherbrownell_kayla_a_201405_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/brownell_kayla_a_201405_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/30340
dc.description.abstractI studied the population and community ecology of bark and woodboring beetles (Coleoptera: Buprestidae, Cerambycidae, and Curculionidae) and their predators (Coleoptera: Cleridae and Trogossitidae) in the Piedmont region of Georgia. Specifically, I assessed the responses of these beetle taxa to prescribed burning, their seasonal phenology, responses to semiochemicals, and species composition in forested and urban areas. A total of 112,949 Ips spp. and 6,200 predatory beetles were trapped over a year. The effects of immediate or short-term prescribed burning on these beetle populations were negligible indicating resilience to low-intensity disturbances. Around nurseries and warehouses, 4,093 adults representing 103 species of bark and woodboring beetles were trapped. Exotic species dominated these sites (comprising 60% of catches and 13% of species richness). Greater numbers and species of bark beetles were trapped at nurseries than warehouses, and their communities were distinct. Responses of beetles to semiochemical lures and their phenology patterns were highly species-specific.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectbark beetles
dc.subjectecology
dc.subjectexotic
dc.subjectfire
dc.subjectIps engraver
dc.subjectsemiochemical
dc.subjectwoodborer beetles
dc.titleSubcortical beetle communities of Georgia
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentDaniel B. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources
dc.description.majorForest Resources
dc.description.advisorKamal Gandhi
dc.description.committeeKamal Gandhi
dc.description.committeeJoseph McHugh
dc.description.committeeKristine Braman


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