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Dispersal characteristics of three odonate species in a patchy habitat
The importance of pond management to maintain the existing odonate populations and to facilitate introduction of new populations in this region where little exchange occurs between ponds is discussed.
Seasonal variations in the physical and chemical characteristics of ponds: implications for biodiversity conservation
It was indicated that ponds varied in terms of plant and animal species richness and rarity, temperature, and oxygen concentration at different successional stages, and the results suggest that biotic diversity is, in part, driven by local-scale physical and chemical heterogeneity.
Groundwater biodiversity in Europe.
The broad-scale distribution of groundwater biodiversity across Europe is explored, focussing on obligate subterranean aquatic taxa, and a core of four hotspots emerged in all cases: one stretching across Slovenia and northeastern Italy, one in the French Pyrenees, two in Italy and one in Spain.
Breakdown and Invertebrate Colonization of Leaf Litter in Two Contrasting Streams, Significance of Oligochaetes in a Large River
Tubificid oligochaetes accounted for 55% of total biomass on partly degraded leaves at this site and their abundance and regular occurrence inside willow leaves suggest that tubificids enhance leaf fragmentation and possibly mediate the incorporation of organic matter in river sediments once the plant tissue is sufficiently macerated.
Directionality of pre- and post-breeding migrations of a marbled newt population (Triturus marmoratus) : implications for buffer zone management
Monitoring of marbled newts at a permanent pond in south-western France found that vegetation does not exert similar attraction during the two migration periods, raising the importance of microhabitat diversity in the vicinity of the breeding pond, which provides a wide range of suitable shelters in different migration periods.
The distribution of aquatic oligochaetes in the south and eastern Mediterranean area
On the basis of the material collected in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Lebanon, Syria and Turkey, and published data, mainly on Israel and Egypt, we try to establish a synthesis of the geographical
The groundwater oligochaetes (Annelida, Clitellata) of Slovenia
The biological diversity in Slovenian waters is summarized to be a substantial percentage of the known diversity present elsewhere in Europe.
Oligochaetes in southern European groundwater: new records and an overview
This work deals with an overview of the faunal composition and presents a general ecological approach to the groundwater oligochaetes in southern Europe. The species richness is high and similar to
Groundwater oligochaetes from Southern-Europe. Tubificidae with marine phyletic affinities : New data with description of a new species, review and consideration on their origin
L'etude d'une collection d'Oligochetes aquatiques provenant des eaux souterraines (grottes, hyporheal), d'Italie et de Slovenie essentiellement, a permis d'identifier diverses especes de
New species of the genus Trichodrilus (Oligochaeta, Lumbriculidae)
Five new species of the genus Trichodrilus are described: presence of modified penial setae, four pairs of spermathecae, hair‐like dorsal setae and glandular pads in the epidermis, which contribute with some new features to an amended diagnosis.