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Effects of human trampling on populations of soil fauna in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica.
- E. Ayres, J. Nkem, +7 authors R. Virginia
- Geography, MedicineConservation biology : the journal of the Society…
- 1 December 2008
It is shown that even low levels of human traffic can significantly affect soil biota in this ecosystem and may alter ecosystem processes, such as carbon cycling, and management and conservation plans for Antarctic soils should consider the high sensitivity of soil fauna to physical disturbance.
Wind dispersal of soil invertebrates in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica
The results show that soil invertebrates are dispersed by wind in the Dry Valleys and are viable in ice communities on lake surfaces and glaciers.
Ecological Biogeography of the Terrestrial Nematodes of Victoria Land, Antarctica
The current understanding of the environmental parameters associated with the biogeography of Antarctic nematofauna will be crucial to monitoring and possibly mitigating changes to these unique soil ecosystems.