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Type: Journal Article
Author(s): M. D. Ulyshen
Publication Date: May 2013

1. While research on the ecosystem services provided by biodiversity is becoming widely embraced as an important tool in conservation, the services provided by saproxylic arthropods an especially diverse and threatened assemblage dependent on dead or dying wood remain unmeasured.2. A conceptual model depicting the reciprocal relationships between dead wood and saproxylic arthropod biodiversity, wildfires, climate change, forest productivity and pest outbreaks is presented. This model suggests that the ecological influence of saproxylic arthropods may extend far beyond their effects on wood decay.3. Several predictions arising from this view are briefly summarised with the hope of stimulating research that may ultimately help strengthen the argument for saproxylic arthropod conservation. © 2012 The Royal Entomological Society.

Citation: Ulyshen, M. D. 2013. Strengthening the case for saproxylic arthropod conservation: a call for ecosystem services research. Insect Conservation and Diversity, v. 6, no. 3, p. 393-395. 10.1111/j.1752-4598.2012.00220.x.

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  • arthropods
  • climate change
  • CWD - coarse woody debris
  • dead fuels
  • decay
  • decomposition
  • decomposition
  • fire management
  • forest management
  • forests
  • heavy fuels
  • insects
  • insects
  • pest control
  • species diversity (animals)
  • value
  • wildfires
  • wildlife habitat management
  • woody fuels
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