ARTHROPOD DIVERSITY LOSS DUE TO MONOCULTURE PRACTICE IN SOUTH LAMPUNG, INDONESIA
It has been widely known that animal biodiversity is higher in „more natural‟ environment than agricultural system. Arthropod is one of phyla in animalia kingdom which member includes 90% of identifiable animal species and their diversity can act as bioindicator of environment health. The objective of this study is to compare arthropod diversity in mixed plantation, pasture, and monoculture plantation in South Lampung, Indonesia. Forty pitfall traps were set at 1 m interval in each area. Mixed plantation has the highest diversity index and the lowest dominance. Our result suggested that land-use change from natural environment, which is reflected by mixed plantation, into pasture and monoculture plantation has reduced arthropod diversity in South Lampung.
Jurnal Bio Wallacea