plastron | larviparity | survival time | aquatic | fresh water
On the life cycle and parasitism of the trombiculid mite Hirsutiella hexasternalis (Kudryashova, 1998) (Acariformes, Trombiculidae)Andrey B. Shatrov
individual development | morphology of larvae | host-parasite interaction | Trombiculidae
Lazy hitchhikers? Preliminary evidence for within-habitat phoresy in pygmephoroid mites (Acari, Scutacaridae)Julia Baumann, Francisco Ferragut & Sanja Šimić
association | phoretic transport | termites | phoronts | Imparipes
Distribution and diversity of earthworms (Lumbricidae) in Hesse (Central Germany): current knowledgeJörg Römbke, Wolfgang H. O. Dorow & Stephan Jänsch
Soil invertebrates | Annelida | Strict Forest Reserves | Monitoring
The complexity and transnational nature of environmental issues our societies are facing, and the need to build scientific capacity building in many regions of the world, require the establishment of global collaborative research networks that include a diverse representation of scientists from multiple geographical, cultural and socio-economical backgrounds. This topic is currently gaining relevance in the field of soil ecology, as awareness is increasing that recognizing, addressing, and predicting the changes that soils are facing...
Cold biomes significantly contribute to the global carbon cycle, and decomposition in these ecosystems is expected to be affected by climatic change. Modifications of snow cover patterns are expected to affect litter decomposition, but the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. In this study, we investigated whether soil meso- and microfauna significantly contribute to wintertime decomposition. Using litterbags with two mesh sizes (68 µm and 1500 µm), we found that small mesh litterbags reduced winter decomposition in...
Climate change can have a plethora of effects on organisms above and below the ground in terrestrial ecosystems. Given the tremendous biodiversity in the soil and the many ecosystem functions governed by soil organisms, the drivers of soil biodiversity have received increasing attention. Various climatic factors like temperature, precipitation, soil moisture, as well as extreme climate events like drought and flood have been shown to alter the composition and functioning of communities in the soil....
Enchytraeid assemblages at the foot of a talus slope in Skansbukta on the Arctic island of SpitsbergenJiří Schlaghamersky & Miloslav Devetter
Enchytraeids are an important component of Arctic ecosystems both as decomposers and part of the foodchain. Compared to other regions of the High Arctic, the enchytraeid fauna of Spitsbergen and some other islands of the Svalbard archipelago have been explored rather well but we still lack information from many areas and specific habitats. In August 2018, potworms (Annelida: Clitellata: Enchytraeidae) were sampled on the lower portion of a talus slope and in the flat area...
Variations in trophic niches of generalist predators with plant community composition as indicated by stable isotopes and fatty acidsOdette González Macé, Anne Ebeling, Nico Eisenhauer, Simone Cesarz & Stefan Scheu
spider | Lycosidae | beetle | Carabidae | grassland | diet
Testing soil nematode extraction efficiency using different variations of the Baermann-funnel methodSimone Cesarz, Annika Eva Schulz, Rémy Beugnon & Nico Eisenhauer
soil organisms | comparability | reproducibility | extraction methods
invasion biology | decomposition | soil nutrients | exotic plants | competitive traits
Senckenberg Museum für Naturkunde Görlitz3
German Center for Integrative Biodiversity Research2
Senckenberg Nature Research Society1
Netherlands Institute of Ecology1
Berlin Brandenburg Institute of Advanced Biodiversity Research1
Brandenburg University of Technology1
Chinese Academy of Sciences1