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Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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Bacterial Communities Associated With Flea Vectors of Plague

in Journal of Medical Entomology

November 2009; p ublished online November 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Disease Ecology and Epidemiology; Entomology. 2471 words.

The microbial flora associated with fleas may affect their ability to transmit specific pathogens, including Yersinia pestis, and also could be used to develop paratransgenesis-based...

Effects of Grassland Succession on Communities of Orb-Weaving Spiders

M. L. Richardson and L. M. Hanks.

in Environmental Entomology

December 2009; p ublished online August 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Entomology. 3318 words.

Native grasslands are among the most imperiled of the North American ecosystems, but abandoned agricultural areas may provide suitable habitat for animal taxa that are endemic to...

Environmental Factors Structuring Benthic Macroinvertebrate Communities of Agricultural Ditches in Maryland

Alan W. Leslie, Robert F. Smith, David E. Ruppert, Kreshnik Bejleri, Joshua M. Mcgrath, Brian A. Needelman and William O. Lamp.

in Environmental Entomology

August 2012; p ublished online November 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Entomology. 6047 words.

Agricultural drainage ditches are artificial structures used to optimize soil hydrology for crop production and secondarily have been co-opted as a tool to manage the quality of water...

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Disturbance Mediates Homogenization of Above and Belowground Invertebrate Communities

Karl A Roeder, Diane V Roeder and Michael Kaspari.

in Environmental Entomology

June 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Entomology. 4254 words.

Abstract

Natural disturbances can occur stochastically with profound impacts on fauna and flora. Here we quantified the impact of a one in 100-yr flood on...

Commercial Agrochemical Applications in Vineyards Do Not Influence Ant Communities

Chee Seng Chong, Ary A. Hoffmann and Linda J. Thomson.

in Environmental Entomology

December 2007; p ublished online November 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Entomology. 6253 words.

Ants have been widely used as bioindicators for various terrestrial monitoring and assessment programs but are seldom considered in evaluation of nontarget pesticide effect. Much chemical...

Effects of Natural Forest Fragmentation on a Hawaiian Spider Community

Amy G. Vandergast and Rosemary G. Gillespie.

in Environmental Entomology

October 2004; p ublished online October 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Entomology. 6539 words.

The kipuka system, a network of forest fragments surrounded by lava flows on the island of Hawaii, offers an opportunity to study the natural, long-term fragmentation of a native ecosystem....

Insect Communities Associated with Beneficial Insect Habitat Plants in North Carolina

L. M. Forehand, D. B. Orr and H. M. Linker.

in Environmental Entomology

December 2006; p ublished online October 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Entomology. 4883 words.

This study recorded the arthropod communities present in three commercially available beneficial insect habitat seed mixes (Peaceful Valley’s Good Bug Blend, Clyde Robin’s Border Patrol,...

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Consequences of Prescribed Fire and Grazing on Grassland Ant Communities

Emma C. Underwood and Caroline E. Christian.

in Environmental Entomology

April 2009; p ublished online August 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Entomology. 5639 words.

Prescribed fire and livestock grazing are used for the management and restoration of native grasslands the world over; however, the effects of these management techniques on ant communities...

Arthropod Communities on Native and Nonnative Early Successional Plants

Meg Ballard, Judith Hough-Goldstein and Douglas Tallamy.

in Environmental Entomology

October 2013; p ublished online November 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Entomology. 6249 words.

Early successional ruderal plants in North America include numerous native and nonnative species, and both are abundant in disturbed areas. The increasing presence of nonnative plants may...

The Ladybeetle Community (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) in Southern Olive Agroecosystems of Spain

B. Cotes, M. Campos, F. Pascual and F. Ruano.

in Environmental Entomology

February 2010; p ublished online November 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Entomology. 3964 words.

The aim of this survey is to faunistically describe ladybeetle assemblages from the canopies of olive orchards in southern Spain (Córdoba and Granada) and determine the indicator ladybeetle...

Woody Stem Galls Interact With Foliage to Affect Community Associations

W. R. Cooper and L. K. Rieske.

in Environmental Entomology

April 2009; p ublished online August 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Entomology. 5979 words.

Gall wasps (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae) hijack the physiology of their host plant to produce galls that house wasps throughout their immature stages. The gall-maker–host plant interaction is...

Seasonal Necrophagous Insect Community Assembly During Vertebrate Carrion Decomposition

in Journal of Medical Entomology

March 2013; p ublished online November 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Disease Ecology and Epidemiology; Entomology. 5821 words.

Necrophagous invertebrates have been documented to be a predominant driver of vertebrate carrion decomposition; however, very little is understood about the assembly of these communities...

Phenological Variation in the Composition of a Temperate Forest Leaf Tie Community

Elisha Sigmon and John T. Lill.

in Environmental Entomology

February 2013; p ublished online September 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Entomology. 6113 words.

Arthropod communities in an array of temperate ecosystems follow similar phenological patterns of distinct compositional turnovers during the course of a season. The arthropod community...

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Spatial Structure of Forest Lepidopteran Communities in Oak Hickory Forests of Indiana

Keith S. Summerville, Miranda M. Dupont, Andrew V. Johnson and Robb L. Krehbiel.

in Environmental Entomology

October 2008; p ublished online August 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Entomology. 4691 words.

The response of forest insect communities to disturbances such as timber harvest will likely depend on the underlying spatial structure of species assemblages before the disturbance occurs....

A Comparison of Arthropod Communities in Transgenic Bt and Conventional Cotton in Australia

M. E. A. Whitehouse, L. J. Wilson and G. P. Fitt.

in Environmental Entomology

October 2005; p ublished online August 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Entomology. 6814 words.

Transgenic Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) cotton has had a major impact on the Australian cotton industry by largely controlling lepidopteran pests. However, it also may have other impacts on...

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Multitrophic Effects of Elevated Atmospheric Co2 on Understory Plant and Arthropod Communities

Nathan J. Sanders, R. Travis Belote and Jake F. Weltzin.

in Environmental Entomology

December 2004; p ublished online October 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Entomology. 5681 words.

Rising levels of atmospheric [CO2] will directly affect the responses and community composition of plants. However, few studies have examined how these changes to plant communities will...

Distance from Edge Determines Fruit-Feeding Butterfly Community Diversity in Afrotropical Forest Fragments

J. L. Bossart and E. Opuni-Frimpong.

in Environmental Entomology

February 2009; p ublished online August 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Entomology. 6846 words.

We studied the impact of forest edges on the fruit-feeding butterfly communities of three forest remnants in Ghana, West Africa. Community diversity was assessed using traps baited with...

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Influences on the Structure of Suburban Ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) Communities and the Abundance of Tapinoma sessile

T. A. Toennisson, N. J. Sanders, W. E. Klingeman and K. M. Vail.

in Environmental Entomology

December 2011; p ublished online November 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Entomology. 5426 words.

Urbanization can alter the organization of ant communities and affect populations of urban pest ants. In this study, we sampled ant communities in urban and suburban yards to understand the...

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Defining the Insect Pollinator Community Found in Iowa Corn and Soybean Fields: Implications for Pollinator Conservation

M. J. Wheelock, K. P. Rey and M. E. O’Neal.

in Environmental Entomology

October 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Entomology. 6859 words.

Although corn (Zea mays L.) and soybeans (Glycine max L.) do not require pollination, they offer floral resources used by insect pollinators. We asked if a similar community of insect...

Habitat and Season in Structuring Ground-Dwelling Spider (Araneae) Communities in a Shortgrass Steppe Ecosystem

Ronald D. Weeks and Thomas O. Holtzer.

in Environmental Entomology

December 2000; p ublished online October 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Entomology. 6018 words.

We assessed habitat differences in ground-dwelling spider communities that stem from fine-scale differences in plant cover types and height in a shortgrass steppe ecosystem. The number of...

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