Annual beetle surveys of the internal control plots of the Silvicultural Systems Trial, 1998-2014

Dataset contains counts of beetle species / morphospecies from three families (Leodidae, Carabidae, Circulionidae) captured from several arrays of 6-10 pitfall traps located within the two internal control plots of the Silvicultural Systems Trial (WR008J and WR008K). All annual surveys comprise 12, monthly collections. Prior to 2006 collections were limited to WR008J on two occasions (1998-9 and 2004-5) from 2006-7 onwards annual collections made from both control plots. See Baker et al. (2009) Forest Ecology and Management, 258: 444-459 for details.