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The spatial and temporal pattern of carabid beetles on arable fields in northern Germany (Schleswig-Holstein) and their value as ecological indicators
Abstract Ground beetles have been often used as indicators for agricultural practices in ecological studies, but little is known about the spatial and temporal variation independent from theExpand
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Changes in the fauna and its contribution to mass loss and N release during leaf litter decomposition in two deciduous forests.
Summary Investigations on the mass loss of leaf litter were carried out between 1992 and 1994 using litter bags of 0.02 mm and 5 mm mesh sizes in a beech and a mixed forest in northern Germany. TheExpand
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Climatic and litter fall effects on collembolan and oribatid mite species and communities in a beech wood based on a 7 years investigation
During a period of 7 years, between 1989 and 1995, Collembola and Oribatida were investigated in a beech forest on an acid Dystric Cambisol soil in northern Germany. Precipitation and temperature atExpand
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Species richness of saproxylic beetles in woodlands is affected by dispersion ability of species, age and stand size
This study examines the occurrence of saproxylic beetles in woodlands of different size and age and their potential to leave woodland areas and cross open grassland in northern Germany. The beetlesExpand
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Long-term fluctuation of the soil fauna (Collembola and Oribatida) at groundwater-near sites in an alder wood
Abstract Collembola and oribatid mites were investigated at four sites along a cross section in an alder wood at a lake margin (northern Germany) over a period of 7 years. Monthly samples of theExpand
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Moisture seasonality, soil fauna, litter quality and land use as drivers of decomposition in Cerrado soils in SE-Mato Grosso, Brazil
Abstract In Central Brazil, over one million square kilometers of native savanna vegetation known as Cerrado have been cleared and converted to farmland over the past forty years. A factorialExpand
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New species and records of the genus Lispinus with a key to the species from Peru (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Osoriinae)
Four new species of Lispinus from the premontane forest of the eastern slope of the Peruvian Andes are described and records of all other Lispinus species from Peru are given. The new species are: L.Expand
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Impacts on biodiversity at Baltic Sea beaches
Sandy and shingle beaches were investigated in 2009 and 2010 along the coast of the Baltic Sea in northern Germany with the purpose of assessing biodiversity gradients from shingle to sandy beaches,Expand
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Changes in earthworm populations during conversion from conventional to organic farming
Abstract The development of earthworms was investigated from 2001 to 2008 on the 176 ha arable fields of Ritzerau Farm (northern Germany) converted 2001–2004 from conventional to organic farming.Expand
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The Neotropical species of the genus Osorius Guérin-Meneville, 1829 with remarks to the Neotropical Osoriid complex (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Osoriinae).
Im Zuge einer Revision des neotropischen Osorius Komplexes wurde ein Bestimmungsschlussel zu den neotropischen Gattungen des Tribus Osoriini erstellt, der die neue Gattung Antillosorius enthalt, dieExpand
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