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Springs of the Alps – Sensitive Ecosystems to Environmental Change: From Biodiversity Assessments to Long-term Studies
The main aim of the present review is to synthesise the present level of knowledge on the hydrobiology of springs in the Alps. Springs are usually small, but complex and taxa rich. They have a mosaicExpand
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Water mites of the genus Atractides Koch, 1837 (Acari: Parasitengona: Hygrobatidae) in the western Palaearctic region: a revision
The western Palaearctic species of the water mite genus Atractides are revised, based on the available type material, data published in the literature, and additional material from variousExpand
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The water mites (Acari: Hydrachnidia) of the Balkan peninsula, a revised survey with new records and descriptions of five new taxa
Based on published records and original data from recent research, a list is presented of the water mite (Acari: Hydrachnidia) fauna of the Balkan countries, i.e. Croatia, Bosnia and Hercegovina,Expand
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The challenges of long-term ecological research in springs in the northern and southern Alps: indicator groups, habitat diversity, and medium-term change
After extensive exploratory investigations into crenic habitats at the beginning of the 1990s, a number of springs were selected and long-term ecological research programmes independently initiatedExpand
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The biology and ecology of lotic water mites (Hydrachnidia)
Summary 1 The Hydrachnidia (water mites, Hydracarina) are the most diversified group of the Acari in freshwaters and are abundant and speciose in lotic habitats. Lower-order streams may containExpand
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Chelicerata: Acari II
Chelicerata are a basically terrestrial group of invertebrates, including many clades whose representatives have never found an evolutionary way to aquatic live. An exception is made by some spidersExpand
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On the taxonomy of water mites (Acari: Hydrachnidia) described from the Palaearctic. part 1: Hydrachnidae, Limnocharidiae and Eylaidae
This paper collects taxonomic changes in the families Hydrachnidae, Limnocharidae and Eylaidae which become necessary following revision of material from museum collections and recent field work. TheExpand
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Water mites (Acari: Parasitengona: Hydrachnidia) as inhabitants of groundwater-influenced habitats - considerations following an update of Limnofauna Europaea
Abstract Following an update of the survey of the European water mite fauna (Acari: Hydrachnidia) last published by K. Viets (1978), we confirmed the occurrence of 970 species. Based on theExpand
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