c8.10.16 – Protocols for the assessment of forest management effects on insect biodiversity

D’Amen M* (1), Zapponi L (2), Cerretti PF (3), Fabbio G (4), Cantiani P (4), Carraro G (5), Pavone N (6), De Cinti B (7), Matteucci G (8), Mason F (9)

(1) CNR IBAF, Via Salaria km 29,300 00015 Monterotondo Scalo (RM) e Centro Nazionale per lo Studio e la Conservazione della Biodiversità Forestale “Bosco Fontana” – Corpo Forestale dello Stato, Strada Mantova 29, 46045 Marmirolo (Mantova); (2) 1CNR IBAF, Via Salaria km 29,300 00015 Monterotondo Scalo (RM) e Centro Nazionale per lo Studio e la Conservazione della Biodiversità Forestale “Bosco Fontana” – Corpo Forestale dello Stato, Strada Mantova 29, 46045 Marmirolo (Mantova); (3) Centro Nazionale per lo Studio e la Conservazione della Biodiversità Forestale – Corpo Forestale dello Stato, Via Carlo Ederle 16/A, 37100 Verona e Dipartimento di Biologia e Biotecnologie “Charles Darwin”, Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, 00185 Roma; (4) CRA-SEL Viale Santa Margherita, 80 52100 – AREZZO; (5) Regione del Veneto Unità di Progetto Foreste e Parchi Via Torino, 110 – 30172 Mestre (VE); (6) Regione Molise Assessorato Agricoltura e Foreste Servizio di Supporto al Programma di Sviluppo Rurale e Coordinamento Leader Via Nazario Sauro, 1 – 86100 Campobasso; (7) CNR-IBAF Via Salaria km 29,300 00015 Monteortondo Scalo (RM); (8) CNR-ISAFOM Via Cavour 4-6 87036 Rende (CS); (9) Centro Nazionale per lo Studio e la Conservazione della Biodiversità Forestale “Bosco Fontana” – Corpo Forestale dello Stato, Strada Mantova 29, 46045 Marmirolo (Mantova)
Collocazione: c8.10.16 – Tipo Comunicazione: Poster
8° Congresso SISEF *
Sessione 10: “Poster” *

Contatto: Giorgio Matteucci (giorgio.matteucci@isafom.cs.cnr.it)

Abstract: Forest management may influence biodiversity in several ways, both negatively, impoverishing the local communities, and positively, restoring diversified micro-habitats. Within the LIFE project MnFor C.BD. “Managing forests for different purposes: carbon, biodiversity and human well-being”, we aim to test different types of forest management options, from traditional practices to more innovative actions. The study will take place in a number of Italian forests, distributed from north to south, characterised by different vegetation types: spruce, beech and oak. The management options will be performed simultaneously to allow direct comparison of their effect on insect diversity. Potential target insect groups (e.g. Coleoptera, Diptera, Hymenoptera) will be selected considering their trophic guild and other life-history traits that may influence their sensitivity to forest management. We will perform a pilot study to select the most suitable target groups and sampling design. Traps to be tested will include Malaise traps, window traps and yellow pan traps. These will be positioned in different numbers and activated for the same time period. The experiment will lead to the identification of the most suitable method on the basis of both saturation rate and representativeness of the site’s community. Evaluation of the potential use of morpho-species as a proxy for species diversity will be performed. The results of this first experiment will allow to establish the most suitable groups and traps (type and timing) to be used in the sampling design to be used in the subsequent surveys. The sampling design will be spatially randomized and temporally stratified. Traps will be placed in randomly selected locations within each management option performed at each site. The activation of the traps will be repeated once a month during the period of adult activity of target groups for the amount of time determined during the pilot study.

Parole chiave: Progetti Life, Biodiversità, Gestione Forestale, Protocolli Di Campionamento

Citazione: D’Amen M , Zapponi L , Cerretti PF , Fabbio G , Cantiani P , Carraro G , Pavone N , De Cinti B , Matteucci G , Mason F (2011). Protocols for the assessment of forest management effects on insect biodiversity . 8° Congresso Nazionale SISEF, Rende (CS), 04 – 07 Ott 2011, Contributo no. #c8.10.16