Buchholz, Sascha (2009) Spider Assemblages in an Inland Dune Complex of Northwest Germany. DROSERA - Naturkundliche Mitteilungen aus Norddeutschland, 2008 (1/2). pp. 63-76. ISSN 0341406X

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Spider assemblages in an inland dune complex of Northwest Germany. – The study took place in the northern part of North Rhine-Westphalia in 2005. Nine sites in different habitat types of an inland dune complex were sampled by pitfall trapping and hand collecting for the presence of spiders. Sampling was done to determine a possible spider species community that is characteristic of open inland dunes. Possible indicator species for these habitats were sought. A total catch of 5,396 individuals included 136 species from 21 families. Among them were 16 species listed in the Red Data Book of North Rhine-Westphalia, six of the recorded species are listed as rare or had only seldom been recorded previously. A spider assemblage of dry habitats could be separated from communities inhabiting agricultural and forested sites by subjecting the spider data to a redundancy analysis (RDA). It was impossible to define indicator species for open inland dune habitats, but the occurrence of species typical of sand habitats indicates a certain importance of the fragmented sites of the study area for nature conservation. Extensive habitat management is essential for a longterm maintenance of those species.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dunes, spider
Subjects: Science and mathematics > Life sciences, biology
Divisions: Faculty of Mathematics and Science > Department of Biology and Environmental Sciences (IBU)
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2015 10:49
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2015 10:49
URI: https://oops.uni-oldenburg.de/id/eprint/2074
URN: urn:nbn:de:gbv:715-oops-21558

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