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Australia Wet Tropics rainforest invertebrate collection

James Cook University
Stephen Edward Williams (Aggregated by)
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stephen.williams@jcu.edu.au
Centre for Tropical Biology and Climate Change Australian Tropical Science and Innovation Precinct 145 James Cook University Douglas Campus Townsville QLD 4811 +61 7 4781 5580

Brief description

The collection consists of a database and physical collection of sampled invertebrates from four distinct sampling methodologies conducted across latitudinal and altitudinal gradients with rainforests of the Wet Tropics bioregion between 2006 and 2010.

Full description

Locations of insect sampling coincide with long-term vertebrate and climate monitoring sites done by the Centre for Tropical Biodiversity and Climate ChangeTraps were monitored on a monthly basis from 2006 to 2010. Flying insects were sampled with non-baited Malaise and Flight Intercept traps. Ground dwelling insect species were sampled with both passive (non-baited) and active (baited with kangaroo dung, to attract dung beetles) Pitfall traps. Most of the insects collected remain preserved in specimen jars. Were resources were available, specimens were sorted and records of abundance are linked to an invertebrate taxonomy table which contains information about species taxonomic classification (Carabid Ground Beetles, Dung Beetles, and Schizophoran Flies) and species life-history traits (Schizophoran Flies only).

Notes

This research has been funded in full or part by the below funding agencies: - Skyrail Rainforest Foundation - Earthwatch Institute - Marine and Tropical Sciences Research Facility (MTSRF) - National Environmental Research Program (NERP) - Rainforest CRC - Australian Research Council

Coinvestigators: None Related JCU Research Themes: Tropical Ecosystems, Conservation and Climate Change

Created: 23 10 2011

Data time period: 31 12 2005 to 30 12 2010

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144.75,-16.25 145.75,-16.25 146.75,-19.25 145.75,-19.25 144.75,-16.25

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text: Australian Wet Tropics

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