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Predatory mites (Gamasina, Mesostigmata)
Abstract Mesostigmata or Gamasida are known from a wide range of habitats. Most of them are free living predators in soil and litter, on the soil surface or on plants. Some are able to disperseExpand
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Natural regeneration and succession - results from a 13 years study with reference to mesofauna and vegetation, and implications for management.
Succession of soil mesofauna and vegetation has been studied since 1980 on two experimental plots, one left for undisturbed succession, the other managed as a lawn until 1987 (thereafterExpand
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Ecological theory meets soil ecotoxicology: Challenge and chance.
The degradation of soils due to various anthropogenic stress factors is alarming. Although chemicals are a major reason for soil degradation, most ecologists are not interested in studying suchExpand
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Mesostigmata (Gamasina, Uropodina), efficient predators in agroecosystems☆
Abstract Mesostigmata or Gamasida are known from a wide range of habitats. Most of them are free living predators in soil and litter, on the soil surface or on plants. Some of them are able toExpand
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Secondary succession of soil mesofauna: A thirteen year study
Abstract Soil mesofaunal succession has been studied since 1980 on two experimental plots, one left undisturbed, the other managed as a lawn until 1987 (thereafter ruderalization). Samples have beenExpand
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Skilled eyes are needed to go on studying the richness of the soil
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The use of soil mesofauna for the judgement of chemical impact on ecosystems
Abstract Soil mesofauna has been considered by various authors to be a good indicator in assessing the effect of environmental chemicals. Results are presented from a 4 year study on the successionExpand
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Long-term succession of Collembola communities in relation to climate change and vegetation
Abstract The successional dynamics of Collembola communities on a rubble and debris dump in Bremen, Germany were studied between 1980 and 2000 in two experimental plots. One plot (SUC) was leftExpand
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Long-Term Observations of Soil Mesofauna
General problems connected with planning, sampling, and data processing of long-term research of soil mesofauna are discussed, based on two case studies: (i) the Bremen study of predatory mitesExpand
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The role of cow dung and kitchen manure composts and their non-aerated compost teas in reducing the incidence of foliar diseases of Lycopersicon esculentum (Mill).
Compost teas are fermented watery extracts of composted materials used for their beneficial effect on plants. A study was conducted in the field to compare the efficacy of cow dung and kitchen manureExpand
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