Species diversity and random distribution of microfauna in extremely isolated habitable patches on Antarctic nunataks

@article{Sohlenius2008SpeciesDA,
  title={Species diversity and random distribution of microfauna in extremely isolated habitable patches on Antarctic nunataks},
  author={B. Sohlenius and S. Bostr{\"o}m},
  journal={Polar Biology},
  year={2008},
  volume={31},
  pages={817-825}
}
Populations of metazoan microfauna (nematodes, rotifers and tardigrades) are patchily distributed on mountain outcrops penetrating the ice sheet (nunataks) in continental Antarctica. The abundance and fauna composition of microscopic animals vary greatly also among samples from similar types of habitats. Occurrence of similar seemingly habitable sites without microfauna and sites with various combinations of animal taxa indicates that stochastic colonization processes as well as local… Expand

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