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Insect communities were sampled in 12 sites representative of major vegetation types in the study area of the Alberta Oil Sands Environmental Research Program (AOSERP). Insect biomass in 1978 averaged 8.2 kg ha-2 (oven dry weight), ranging from 2.8 kg (jack pine site) to 31.1 kg (fen site). In...
Between August 18 and September 30,1978, insect communities of 12 homogeneous habitats, chosen as representative of the major vegetation types, were sampled in the Alberta Oil Sands Environmental Research Program (AOSERP) study area (56°21' to 58°00' N and 110°50' to 112°00' W). Soil and...
Insects on the Suncor dike, a survey of the types present and an evaluation of their effects on dike vegetationDownload
An insect survey of the Suncor dike showed that these animals were abundant. Representatives of 50 insect families were collected in sweep net samples, and additional families were observed to be present. Grasshoppers belonging to at least five different species were collected, as were...