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Using staphylinid and tenebrionid beetles as indicators of sustainable landscape management in Australia


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Michaels, KF 2007 , 'Using staphylinid and tenebrionid beetles as indicators of sustainable landscape management in Australia' , Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture, vol. 47, no. 4 , pp. 435-449 , doi: 10.1071/EA06197.

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The review examines a range of global literature concerning the beetle families Staphylinidae and
Tenebrionidae, to evaluate their potential as indicators of sustainable landscape management in the Australian context.
Both beetle families are diverse, widespread, easily collected and functionally important in a wide range of habitats in
Australia. Both families are responsive to changes in environmental conditions, although the nature of the response
depends on the environmental condition and often on the individual species. The response of staphylinids and tenebrionids
to environmental change has reflected that of other invertebrate species or groups in some instances. Sustainability
indicators need to be linked to management objectives and land managers need to be involved in the indicator selection
process. Sampling, identification and assessment methods designed to match land managers’ capabilities should result in
an increase in the use of staphylinids and tenebrionids as sustainability indicators.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Michaels, KF
Journal or Publication Title: Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
ISSN: 0816-1089
DOI / ID Number: 10.1071/EA06197
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Copyright © 2007 CSIRO.

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