An “aquatic” millipede from a Central Amazonian inundation forest

  title={An “aquatic” millipede from a Central Amazonian inundation forest},
  author={Joachim Adis},
  • J. Adis
  • Published 1 September 1986
  • Environmental Science
  • Oecologia
SummaryAdvanced juvenile stages and subadults ofGonographis adisi (Pyrgodesmidae, Diplopoda) pass annual flooding periods of 5–6 months under loose bark of submerged tree trunks in a black-water inundation forest near Manaus. Animals graze on algae and show cutaneous respiration, with an uptake of dissolved oxygen greater than 10 μl/mg dry weight/h. Some subadults become adults during the following non-inundation period and reproduce. Most of their progeny reach the subadult stage before the… 

Galling Insects (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) Survive Inundation during Host Plant Flooding in Central Amazonia1

Abstract The effect of host plant inundation on survivorship of Symmeria paniculata's galling herbivores was investigated in Central Amazonian floodplain forest. The majority of submerged galls were

Galling Insects (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) Survive Inundation during Host Plant Flooding in Central Amazonia

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Subphylum Myriapoda, Class Diplopoda

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Myriapods (Arthropoda, Myriapoda) in the Pantanal of Poconé, Mato Grosso, Brazil

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Long-term effects of inundation dynamics and agricultural land-use on the distribution of soil macrofauna in fluvisols

  • C. Emmerling
  • Environmental Science
    Biology and Fertility of Soils
  • 2004
The distribution of soil macrofauna was studied in fluvisols. Ordination procedures were used to investigate changes in pppulation structure, long-term effects of agriculture, and inundation

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The impact of a one in 100-yr flood on terrestrial invertebrate communities in south central Oklahoma was quantified to improve knowledge about the ecological processes that shape patterns of community assembly and biodiversity.



Abundance fluctuations and habitat changes of soil beetles in central amazonian inundation forests (Coleoptera: Carabidae, Staphylinidae)+

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