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Interactions between soil development, vegetation and soil fauna during spontaneous succession in post mining sites
Abstract More than 50 parameters of vegetation, soil and soil fauna were studied in 27 non-reclaimed post mining sites of various age (1–41 years old) located near the town of Sokolov (CzechExpand
Contributions to Soil Zoology in Central Europe II
Proceedings of the 8th Central European Workshop on Soil Zoology held in Ceske Budějovice (Czech Republic) on April 20-22, 2005. All published contributions were subject to peer review.
The ultrastructure of the midgut epithelium in millipedes (Myriapoda, Diplopoda).
It is concluded that regenerative cells play the role of unipotent midgut stem cells in millipedes. Expand
Soil biota in post-mining sites along a climatic gradient in the USA: Simple communities in shortgrass prairie recover faster than complex communities in tallgrass prairie and forest
Abstract Soil biota were studied at four post-mining areas along a climatic gradient in the USA. The natural climax vegetation was hardwood forest (TN, IN), tallgrass prairie (IL), or shortgrassExpand
The effect of litter quality and soil faunal composition on organic matter dynamics in post-mining soil: A laboratory study
The presence of macrofauna resulted in more extensive litter removal from the litter layer inmicrocosms derived from the reclaimed site, while in microcosmsderived from the unreclaimed site, litter removal increased significantly only in the earthworm treatment. Expand
Ultrastructural analysis of the intestinal content of earthworm Lumbricus rubellus Hoffm. (Annelida, Lumbricidae).
Gut content sections of the earthworm Lumbricus rubellus, the surrounding soil and casts were studied using transmission electron microscopy and separate metabolically active and dividing cells were recovered especially in hindgut. Expand
The effect of topsoil removal in restored heathland on soil fauna, topsoil microstructure, and cellulose decomposition: implications for ecosystem restoration
Communities of soil macrofauna, oribatid mites, and nematodes as well as vegetation and soil chemistry were studied on twelve plots representing three replicates of the following treatments:Expand
Assemblages of terrestrial isopods (Isopoda, Oniscidea) in a fragmented forest landscape in Central Europe
The results indicate that forest fragmentation does not necessarily result in a decrease in the species richness of the isopod assemblages in such habitats. Expand
Food sources of selected terrestrial cave arthropods
Findings confirm an adaptability and phenoplasticity and, hence, a variability of characteristics developing under the pressure of extreme environmental factors, in cave animal communities in Slovakian and Romanian caves. Expand