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dc.contributor.supervisor Floate, Kevin D.
dc.contributor.supervisor Goater, Cameron
dc.contributor.author Bezanson, Giselle
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science
dc.date.accessioned 2019-06-19T14:25:40Z
dc.date.available 2019-06-19T14:25:40Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/5399
dc.description.abstract Dung beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) are members of the coprophagous insect community and are important dung degraders in pasture ecosystems. To assess their distribution in North America, I created a checklist of over 300 beetle species known to colonize dung (Chapter 2). To assess the affect of habitat and location on dung beetle diversity, I conducted sampling at Purple Springs Grazing Reserve and Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park (Chapter 3). Each habitat and location was dominated by different species for both sampling years. The affect of bait treatment and age on the attractiveness of the coprophagous insect community was assessed using fresh and frozen dung baits, with frozen baits being more attractive for the first three days (Chapter 4). To expedite sample processing, regression equations were developed for three treatments (wet, air-dried, and oven-dried weight), which allow for counts of individuals to be estimated by their bulk weight (Chapter 5). en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Biological Sciences en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science)
dc.subject Alberta en_US
dc.subject Bait treatment en_US
dc.subject Canada en_US
dc.subject Dung beetles en_US
dc.subject Habitat en_US
dc.title Assessing the effect of habitat, location and bait treatment on dung beetle (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) in southern Alberta, Canada en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Biological Sciences en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.proquest.subject Entomology [0353] en_US
dc.proquest.subject Ecology [0329] en_US
dc.proquest.subject Agriculture [0473] en_US
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dc.embargo No en_US


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