An inventory of spiders was made in woodlots, which are situated in an agricultural landscape in the eastern part of the Netherlands. Aim of the study was to test the hypotheses that good dispersers, like spiders, will be distributed randomly over habitat patches and consequently, that there will be no relationship between the number of forest species caught within a sampling plot and the amount of forest around that plot. In order to detect if the distribution of occupied sites deviated from random, the state of occupancy of all the sites were labelled randomly. It appeared that the distribution pattern of Coelotes terrestris deviated from randomness. This indicates an effect of distance on the colonization chance of empty habitat patches by this species.
|Journal||Ekologia polska = Polish journal of ecology|
|Publication status||Published - 1996|