Jessica Turgeon

McGill University
M.Sc. candidate

Supervisor: Christopher Buddle
Start: 2016-09-01
End: 2018-12-31

Project

The Effect of Vertical Stratification and Forest Management on Beetle and Spider Communities in a Temperate Forest
I am interested in arthropod communities and their response to anthropogenic changes within their habitats. For my Master's thesis, I looked at the effect of vertical stratification and the use of different forest management techniques on beetle and spider communities. The goals of this study were to describe beetle and spider biodiversity and community structure in two different habitats (understory and upper canopy) and to understand community level responses to forest management.

Keywords

community ecology, Entomologie forestière/Forest entomology, forest management