publication . Article . 2016

Impact of Grassland Reseeding, Herbicide Spraying and Ploughing on Diversity and Abundance of Soil Arthropods

Wei Liu; Wei Liu; Wei Liu; Junling Zhang; Stuart L Norris; Phil Murray;
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  • Published: 01 Aug 2016
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
  • Country: United Kingdom
In order to determine the interactive effect of reseeding, herbicide spraying and ploughing on soil fauna communities, we conducted a grassland reseeding experiment combined with pre-reseed management to examine how with the whole reseeding process affects soil faunal composition. Sampling occasions and exact treatments were as follows: 1) before chemical herbicide spray; 2) after spray but before ploughing; 3) after ploughing but before reseeding; and 4) after one year of recovery. Our results demonstrate that, Acari and Collembola were the two soil fauna taxa with the highest abundance and accounted for around 96% of the relative total abundance among the vari...
free text keywords: Agronomy, Soil biology, Invertebrate, Predation, Grassland, geography.geographical_feature_category, geography, Plough, business.product_category, business, Decomposer, Oribatida, biology.organism_classification, biology, Acari, Plant Science, Original Research, soil fauna community, herbicide, ploughing, reseeding, arthropods, Plant culture, SB1-1110
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Flexible Patterning of Complex Micro Structures using Adaptive Embossing Technology
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 214018
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP1 | NMP
RCUK| Soils for Sustainable Agriculture and Environment
  • Funder: Research Council UK (RCUK)
  • Project Code: BB/I024933/1
  • Funding stream: BBSRC
Ecological Function and Biodiversity Indicators in European Soils
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 264465
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP1 | ENV
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publication . Article . 2016

Impact of Grassland Reseeding, Herbicide Spraying and Ploughing on Diversity and Abundance of Soil Arthropods

Wei Liu; Wei Liu; Wei Liu; Junling Zhang; Stuart L Norris; Phil Murray;