Conservation Status and Management of Lake Wales Ridge Arthropods Restricted to Florida Scrub Habitat
   Mark Deyrup, Archbold Biological Station

Abstract: Project designed to survey specialized Florida scrub arthropods on protected lands (state, federal, private) on the Lake Wales Ridge. Major goals: accumulate information on potentially endangered species; demonstrate effectiveness of habitat acquisition for proactive protection on non-target species. Methods: trapping, observation, GIS correlation. Results: trap testing; background research on 70+ species; synoptic collection for identification; advertising for interns; setting up data bases.

Award Matching Funds Total
$96,403.00 $96,403.00 $192,806.00

Year Funded Starting Date Ending Date
2007 7/1/2008 3/31/2011

Location: Polk County