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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
Recovery of soil nematode populations from cropping stress by natural secondary succession to meadow land
The spectrum and densities of soil nematode species were studied in an extensively managed sub-thermophilous meadow and in conventionally managed and abandoned fallow fields left to naturalExpand
Secondary Successional Stages of Soil Nematodes in Cambisols of South Bohemia
The secondary succession of soil nematode communities from cultivated field to oak subclimax forest on cambisols was studied in South Bohemia in the course of 1986-1987 and the highest abundance of phytophagous nematodes was found in the meadow, while in the forest they were practically absent. Expand
Is the effect of trees on soil properties mediated by soil fauna? A case study from post-mining sites
The effects of tree species differing in foliage and litter chemistry on the chemical, micro-morphological, and biological properties of soil were studied on post-mining sites afforested with one ofExpand
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
Soil nematodes in five spruce forests of the Beskydy mountains, Czech Republic
The composition of nematode communities was influenced by the age of spruce trees, herbaceous undergrowth and altitude, and individual genera differed in their preference for the spruce forests studied. Expand
Response of soil nematodes inhabiting spruce forests in the Šumava Mountains to disturbance by bark beetles and clear-cutting
The Matrix classification of nematode functional guilds suggested that the soil environment in most localities studied had a stressed and degraded food web, depleted with a high C:N ratio, and fungal decomposition channels. Expand
Succession of soil nematodes in pine forests on coal-mining sands near Cottbus, Germany
The communities diversified as succession progressed with bacterivorous nematodes of the genera Plectus, Wilsonema and Metateratocephalus, root-fungal feeding Filenchus, omnivorous Aporcelaimellus and Eudorylaimus, and predacious Prionchulus becoming abundant. 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