Chapter 3. Pitfall Trapping in Ecological Studies

  1. Simon R. Leather
  1. B. A. Woodcock

Published Online: 26 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470750513.ch3

Insect Sampling in Forest Ecosystems

Insect Sampling in Forest Ecosystems

How to Cite

Woodcock, B. A. (2005) Pitfall Trapping in Ecological Studies, in Insect Sampling in Forest Ecosystems (ed S. R. Leather), Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470750513.ch3

Editor Information

  1. Department of Biological Sciences, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, Silwood Park, Ascot, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 7 DEC 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632053889

Online ISBN: 9780470750513

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Keywords:

  • ecological studies;
  • pitfall traps;
  • trap material;
  • funnels;
  • trap rim

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Pitfall trapping in ecological studies

  • Introduction

  • Pitfall traps, their designs and application

  • Sampling strategy

  • Activity-abundance

  • Conclusions