Data collected from pitfall traps are used to measure surface active arthropod activity, which provides information about habitat conditions. The presence, absence, abundance and diversity of particular arthropods provide supporting documentation on the ecological condition of the monitoring sites.
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BEMP Data. 2013. BEMP Database: Surface Active Arthropods. From Bosque Ecosystem Monitoring Program. BEMP, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM. Online: http://bemp.org/data-sets/ Accessed on [insert download date in YYYY-MM-DD format].