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Conclusions

Source: Karl-Olof Bergman
  • Forest fires, and both pyrophilic and obligate saproxylic beetles were more abundant in the north-eastern parts of Östergötland county.
  • Seven out of eleven pyrophilic beetles were positively associated with recent forest fires.
  • The pyrophilic beetles were more associated with forest fires in the smaller spatial scale ranging from 100 m to 5000 m.
  • 14 beetles with unknown fire-dependency showed an association with recent forest fires.
  • Forest fires are an important factor for many insect species.
  • Conservation burns are an important tool for conserving these insects.


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