[Taxacom] How frequent should you collect for a good representation of insect fauna?
chosoowon at gmail.com
Mon Oct 22 03:28:37 CDT 2007
I must rewrite the phrase I wrote previously. I said,
"This means every other week you collect, about 70% is new from the previous
but that interpretation is wrong. What I wanted to say is that about 70% of
the species collected from the first collecting remains not collected in the
Sorry for the confusion.
On 10/22/07, Soowon Cho <chosoowon at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear members,
> 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.
> Soowon Cho
> Chungbuk National University
> Cheongju, KOREA
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