Biomonitoring of site changes in substitute birch stands in an air-polluted area. II. Rove beetles
Kula, E.; Bohac, J.
Lesnictvi 43(11): 519-526
The rove beetles (Staphylinidae) as a bioindicator group in view of the degree of landscape impairment were employed in an air-polluted area characterized by substitute forest communities with a dominant share of birch (Betula verrucosa Ehrh.) that were established in 1980-1983. The ten-year development of the rove beetle fauna (1986-1995) confirmed the high degree of anthropogenic impairment with respect to the dominant occurrence of expansive individuals. A positive shift was indicated by the expansion of the species spectrum of relict rove beetles and by their matching with expansive species at the end of the ten-year period. Photoeclectors and ground traps were used for fauna evaluation.