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Long-term effects of plant diversity and composition on soil nematode communities in model grasslands.
TLDR
The study suggests that plant identity has stronger effects than plant diversity on nematode community composition, but when comparing the results with similar previous studies the effects of particular plant species appear to vary.
A carbon budget for nematodes, rotifers and tardigrades in a Swedish coniferous forest soil
Nematodes, rotifers and tardigrades from a Swedish pine forest soil were investigated in a monthly sampling programme lasting for one year. The monthly mean values of number, biomass and oxygen
Abundance, biomass and contribution to energy flow by soil nematodes in terrestrial ecosystems
TLDR
The accuracy of estimations on the total energy flow through the soil populations is discussed and probably the microbial feeders have a high assimilation efficiency whereas the production efficiency is more varying depending upon the food supply which in the soil possibly depends upon.
Nematodes, rotifers and tardigrades from nunataks in Dronning Maud Land, East Antarctica
Four species of nematodes, sixteen species of rotifers and seven species of tardigrades were found in samples from nunataks in Vestfjella and Heimefrontfjella in Dronning Maud Land, East Antarctica.
Distribution patterns of microfauna (nematodes, rotifers and tardigrades) on nunataks in Dronning Maud Land, East Antarctica
TLDR
The distribution pattern of the fauna on two of the nunataks was studied in greater detail and the results showed little difference in peak abundance and species composition between samplings carried out during two southern summer seasons.
Vertical distribution of nematodes in arable soil under grass (Festuca pratensis) and barley (Hordeum distichum)
TLDR
Number, biomass, mean individual size and various community parameters indicated a much better nutritive situation for the nematodes under grass than under barley, and in the top soil, predation could be an important factor in regulating nematode number.
Species diversity and random distribution of microfauna in extremely isolated habitable patches on Antarctic nunataks
TLDR
Occurrence of similar seemingly habitable sites without microfauna and sites with various combinations of animal taxa indicates that stochastic colonization processes as well as local environmental factors and historical factors influence faunal composition in a specific habitable patch.
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