The influence of environmental factors on water mite assemblages (Acari, Hydrachnidia) in a small lowland river: an analysis at different levels of organization of the environment

  title={The influence of environmental factors on water mite assemblages (Acari, Hydrachnidia) in a small lowland river: an analysis at different levels of organization of the environment},
  author={Andrzej Zawal and Robert Stryjecki and Edyta Stępień and Edyta Buczyńska and Paweł Buczyński and Stanisław Czachorowski and Joanna Pakulnicka and P. Śmietana},
Research on the ecology of water mites in flowing water has focused mainly on analysis of factors directly affecting these organisms in the aquatic environment. The hypothesis of this study was that apart from factors acting within the aquatic environment, the formation of Hydrachnidia communities in lotic ecosystems may also be affected by factors acting in the terrestrial environment. The analysis was made at three different levels of organization of the environment: (1) landscape level (sub… Expand

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