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New taxa and new records of oribatid mites of the family Galumnidae (Acari: Oribatida) from Ecuador.
The new genus Neoctenogalumna gen. nov. with Ctenogalumna moresonensis Engelbrecht, 1972 as a type species and the new subgenus Neoctenogalumna (Paractenogalumna) subgen. nov. with NeoctenogalumnaExpand
Litter mixture effects on decomposition in tropical montane rainforests vary strongly with time and turn negative at later stages of decay
Abstract In a litterbag study in a tropical montane rainforest in Ecuador we assessed the impact of leaf litter species identity and richness on decomposition. We incubated leaf litter of six nativeExpand
More sex at higher altitudes: Changes in the frequency of parthenogenesis in oribatid mites in tropical montane rain forests
Abstract We investigated changes in density, proportion of parthenogenetic species and individuals, and community structure of oribatid mites (Oribatida, Acari) along an altitudinal gradient inExpand
Three new species of oribatid mites (Acari, Oribatida) from Ecuador
Three new oribatid mite species - Ampullobates ecuadoriensis n. sp., Plenotocepheus neotropicus n. sp. and Monoschelobates hemileiformis n. sp. - are described from Ecuador. The three genera are alsoExpand
Leaf Litter Chemistry Drives the Structure and Composition of Soil Testate Amoeba Communities in a Tropical Montane Rainforest of the Ecuadorian Andes
We investigated the role of leaf litter chemistry and richness in affecting testate amoeba communities of tropical rainforest in the Ecuadorian Andes. Litterbags containing leaf litter from fourExpand
Three new species of the genus Sternoppia (Acari: Oribatida: Sternoppiidae) from Ecuador.
Three new oppioid mite species of the genus Sternoppia, S. paraincisa sp. nov., S. paramirabilis sp. nov. and S. fissurata sp. nov., are described. Sternoppia paraincisa sp. nov. is most similarExpand
Roots, mycorrhizal fungi and altitude as determinants of litter decomposition and soil animal communities in tropical montane rainforests
AimsThis study assesses the importance of root- and mycorrhiza-derived resources for decomposition processes and as food resources for microarthropod communities along an altitudinal gradient ofExpand
Altitude and decomposition stage rather than litter origin structure soil microarthropod communities in tropical montane rainforests
Abstract Microarthropods impact organic matter turnover and nutrient cycling via processing of organic matter entering the soil as litter and root exudates. Variations in the structure of soilExpand
New oribatid mites of the genera Machadobelba and Campachipteria (Acari: Oribatida) from Ecuador
Abstract Two new oribatid mite species, Machadobelba longiciliata sp. nov. (Machadobelbidae) and Campachipteria brevisetosa sp. nov. (Achipteriidae), are described from upper organic soil layer inExpand
Oribatid mites of the superfamily Oppioidea from Ecuador (Acari: Oribatida)
Abstract An annotated checklist of identified Ecuadorian Oppioidea (10 species of 10 genera of three families) is presented. The genera Hammerella, Taiwanoppia, subgenera Hammerella (Woasella),Expand