Mark G. St. John

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Vertebrate consumers can be important drivers of the structure and functioning of ecosystems, including the soil and litter invertebrate communities that drive many ecosystem processes. Burrowing seabirds, as prevalent vertebrate consumers, have the potential to impact consumptive effects via adding marine nutrients to soil (i.e. resource subsidies) and(More)
INCO Ltd. near Sudbury, Ontario is rehabilitating nickel- and copper-mine tailings using vegetating techniques that have resulted in habitats of varying age and complexity. Mite (Acari) communities and soil quality characteristics were used to evaluate soil ecosystem development on four tailings sites, 0, 8, 20 and 40 years post rehabilitation in comparison(More)
1 Terrestrial Ecology, Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW), Wageningen, Netherlands, 2 German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany, 3 Global Biodiversity Information Facility, Copenhagen, Denmark, 4 Institute of Biology, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany, 5 Joint Research Center—EU, Ispra,(More)
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