Ecological Impact of Miscanthus (Miscanthus Giganteus) and Switchgrass (Panicum Virgatum) in Indre et Loire County Fr. through Carabidaes

C. Bersonnet, L. Lemesle & F. Froissard
Carabidae monitoring of two locations in Indre et Loire, France was carried out in 2008 to investigate the ecological impact of the introduction of perennial grass. The original state: natural grassland and a barley field were used to identify changes. Sampling was performed using pitfall traps. We investigated proportion of pioneer individuals species, species richness, equitability, Sorensen index and remarkable species. The equitability shows that the new environment created from the barley field is going...