Impacts of the Heath Star Moss (Campylopus introflexus) on Entomofauna in Sweden

 

Masters Project - Jonathon Winnel

By comparing C. introflexus invaded habitats to uninvaded habitats, I aim to answer the following questions:

 

Does C. introflexus invasion impact:

  • Total abundance of ground dwelling Araneae, Coleoptera and Aculeate Wasps?

  • Species richness of ground dwelling Araneae, Coleoptera and Aculeate Wasps? 

  • The diversity index of ground dwelling Araneae, Coleoptera and Aculeate Wasps?

  • Community composition of ground dwelling Araneae, Coleoptera and Aculeate Wasps?

  • Functional groups of ground dwelling Araneae, Coleoptera and Aculeate Wasps?

 

Main Supervisor: Irene Bisang, Department of Botany, Swedish Museum of Natural History

Co-supervisor: Kristoffer Hylander, Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences, Stockholm University

Co-supervisor: Johannes Bergsten, Department of Zoology, Swedish Museum of Natural History