Soil properties and the macrofauna community in abandoned irrigated rice fields of northeastern Argentina

Abstract

This study compared soil physical, chemical, and biological characteristics between natural grassland and recently abandoned rice fields in order to identify those variables that might explain the observed increase of Camponotus punctulatus anthills in abandoned rice paddy fields from Northern Argentina. Mainly due to a reduction of macropores and mesopores… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00374-003-0655-9

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