Term of Award
Master of Science
Document Type and Release Option
Thesis (restricted to Georgia Southern)
Department of Biology
Daniel V. Hagan
Committee Member 1
C. Ray Chandler
Committee Member 2
Lance A. Durden
Broxton Rocks Nature Preserve, a 1,233-hectare preserve containing late Pleistocene sandstone (Altamaha grit) outcrops of various sizes and topographies in a conifer-dominated loblolly pine - hardwood forest, represents a unique habitat to the coastal plain of Georgia. Using modified pitfall traps, I sampled arthropods in four subhabitats (bare rock, lichens, ecotone, wiregrass) at Broxton Rocks between January and November 1999. A total of 312,006 arthropods belonging to four classes (Arachnida, Diplopoda, Chilopoda, Insecta) represented by 24 orders was trapped. The numbers of arthropods varied among habitat types, and over the collection dates (P<0.05). The total numbers of arthropods collected correlated with increase in temperature and amount of rainfall.
McAloon, F. Michael, "The Abundance and Distribution of Arthropods from Sandstone Outcrops in Coffee County, Georgia" (2000). Legacy ETDs. 310.