Evidence for Recent Decline of Arthropods in Germany is Not Yet Robust

4 Pages Posted: 14 Nov 2019

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Clive Hambler

University of Oxford, Department of Biology

Peter Henderson

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: November 6, 2019

Abstract

Sampling in Germany, Seibold et al. present an interesting and impressive study of arthropods in grassland vegetation and those in flight in forest. However, the remarkable scale of this study can lead to a misunderstanding as to claims that can be made from the observed declines. The evidence for a recent decline in arthropod abundance in Germany is not yet robust.

Keywords: biases, climate, decline, insect, land use, methods, sampling, sweep netting, time series, trend, weather

Suggested Citation

Hambler, Clive and Henderson, Peter, Evidence for Recent Decline of Arthropods in Germany is Not Yet Robust (November 6, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3481752 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3481752

Clive Hambler (Contact Author)

University of Oxford, Department of Biology ( email )

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Oxford
United Kingdom

Peter Henderson

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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