Soil animal communities in holm oak forests: influence of horizon, altitude and year

@inproceedings{Sadaka2003SoilAC,
  title={Soil animal communities in holm oak forests: influence of horizon, altitude and year},
  author={Nassima Sadaka and Jean-François Ponge},
  year={2003}
}
Soil animals (macro and microarthropods, annelids, nematodes) were sampled along an altitudinal gradient and over 2 years in holm oak (Quercus rotundifolia) forests of the Moroccan Atlas. We studied the influence of elevation and year on the vertical distribution of soil fauna. Whatever the elevation (1500, 1700 and 1900 m), the humus form was a Dysmull, with a thick litter horizon and a fine crumb A horizon. Thirty-six categories of fauna were found and classified at the group level. The… CONTINUE READING

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