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Invertebrate Biodiversity in Reconstructed Grasslands: Do bugs really care where they live?

Date October 23, 2014
FeaturingDr. Jeff Port, Professor of Biology and senior Chad Cyboran
Location Fireside Lounge
Instructions for GuestsGet maps and directions to Bethel University.
SponsorsAcademic Affairs and Friends of the BU Library

Event Description

Many “prairie” reconstructions result in plant communities that are low in diversity, sometimes even less diverse than the “old field” plant community they are intended to replace. This Edgren Scholars team investigated the relationship between plant diversity and the diversity, abundance, and ecological complexity of the invertebrate taxa, particularly insects, present within different side-by-side grassland reconstructions.


Contact Ann Gannon at agannon@bethel.edu or 651-635-8717.