Relationships between species diversity and evenness of necrophagous Diptera and environmental conditions in three habitats of Jordan
Nidal Odat, Hazem S. Hasan, Maher Obeidat, Saleem Aladaileh
Weekly survey of forensically important necrophagous Diptera was conducted using bottle-based baited during, January 2008 to January 2009 in the Balqa Governorate of Jordan. Sampling took place in three habitats: one is urban (Al-Salt), the other rural (Hummra), and the third is a natural habitat (Wadi-Shabi). Species diversity measures were estimated to reveal between habitats the differences that exist in insects and thereafter, a correlation analysis was conducted to associate species diversity with the environmental. The highest species diversity was found to occur in the natural habitat (Wadi-Shabi) when compared with the other two habitats. All measures of species diversity varied significantly between habitats (one-way ANOVA). Additionally, negative correlations between most measures of species diversity and temperature were observed for the natural habitat (Wadi-Shabi) in comparison with urban and rural habitats. To a lesser extent, relative humidity does not correlate with species diversity and species evenness.
Nidal Odat, Hazem S. Hasan, Maher Obeidat, Saleem Aladaileh. Relationships between species diversity and evenness of necrophagous Diptera and environmental conditions in three habitats of Jordan. J Entomol Zool Stud 2015;3(5):89-94.