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Keystone coleopterans? Colonization by wood-feeding elmids of experimentally immersed woods in south-eastern Australia

McKie, B. G. L.; Cranston, Peter

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Macroinvertebrates on immersed woods in streams in montane south-eastern Australia respond to differences in wood taxa, according to a 4-month colonization study of experimentally positioned sticks. Xylophagous elmids (Coleoptera : Elmidae) strongly preferred local native Eucalyptus over other types of wood including non-native softer timbers (Pinus and Alnus). Where gouging elmids were abundant (in native forest streams with native riparian vegetation), immersed Eucalyptus wood supported high...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 1998
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/217285
Source: Marine and Freshwater Research
DOI: 10.1071/MF97086

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