Ecology of plant and free-living nematodes in natural and agricultural soil.

@article{Neher2010EcologyOP,
  title={Ecology of plant and free-living nematodes in natural and agricultural soil.},
  author={Deborah A. Neher},
  journal={Annual review of phytopathology},
  year={2010},
  volume={48},
  pages={371-94}
}
Nematodes are aquatic organisms that depend on thin water films to live and move within existing pathways of soil pores of 25-100 mum diameter. Soil nematodes can be a tool for testing ecological hypotheses and understanding biological mechanisms in soil because of their central role in the soil food web and linkage to ecological processes. Ecological succession is one of the most tested community ecology concepts, and a variety of nematode community indices have been proposed for purposes of… CONTINUE READING