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Terrestrial Rapid BioAssessment: How Heterocerids are used to assess the ecologic complexity of land
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Terrestrial Rapid BioAssessment: How Heterocerids are used to assess the ecologic complexity of land

4/24/2019
When: Wednesday, April 24, 2019
10:00AM Eastern
Where: United States
Contact: Rebecca Shoer

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Determining baseline conditions and measuring changes to an ecosystem over time are critical for documenting the importance and effectiveness of a restoration project, but the process can also be time-intensive and cumbersome work. Terrestrial Rapid BioAssessment (TRBA) is a new approach to meet the challenge. TRBA evaluates ecologically-based land conditions in as little as one to three nights by using Heterocerids (moths) as an indicator population. 

Because moths play so many ecological roles, i.e. primary and secondary consumer, pollinator, decomposer, nutrient recycler, and prey source, you can look at their community composition and quickly gain a sense of where your site fits on a continuum of land use conditions. 

This webinar will showcase a restoration case study from Duke Farms in Hillsborough, New Jersey to highlight how a moth survey can translate into a quantitative baseline used as an objective measure to provide land managers with restoration recommendations. 

Register online here.

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