Ground beetles in Dutch heathlands

Data collection was started by P.J. den Boer of the Biological Station in Wijster, Drenthe, The Netherlands, part of the agricultural university Wageningen, in 1959 to study population dynamics of ground beetles (Carabidae) in heathlands. Many publications have appeared about these data. The Biological station was discontinued in the 1990's but data collection was continued by the foundation WBBS (Rikjan Vermeulen). Reports of the findings have been appearing, but no scientific papers were published between ca 1990 and 2015.

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Additional Info

Field Value
Geographic coverage
Geographic description Several heathland in the province of Drenthe, The Netherlands
Bounding coordinates
North: 52.8
West: 6.4167
East: 6.4167
South: 52.8
Temporal coverage
Time period
Begin: 1959
End: December 1, 2013
Taxonomic coverage
family Carabidae
order Coleoptera
General taxonomic description Coleoptera: Carabidae ca. 160 species
Other info
Last Updated February 10, 2021, 14:22 (UTC)
Created February 10, 2021, 14:22 (UTC)

Responsible parties

Name Rikjan Vermeulen
Organization affiliations
Willem Beijerink Biological station

Kanaaldijk 36
9409 TV Loon
The Netherlands


Name Roel van Klink
Organization affiliations
University of Groningen

Associated party
Name Rikjan Vermeulen

Associated party
Name Roel van Klink

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