[Taxacom] How frequent should you collect for a good representation of insect fauna?
chosoowon at gmail.com
Mon Oct 22 01:38:46 CDT 2007
I am looking for a paper regarding sampling frequency (sampling window or
sample replication) in an insect faunistic survey. I have collected insects
in my university for a year: with four different collecting methods at four
sites in every other week, and the data tells me that on average only about
30% of the insect species collected at a collecting are collected again at
the next collecting. This means every other week you collect, about 70% is
new from the previous collecting. The result is rather surprising to me as
I didn't expect that much. I wonder if you know of any paper related
to this subject? You ideas are also appreciated.
Chungbuk National University
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