publication . Article . Other literature type . 2016

structure and function of soil fauna communities in amazonian anthropogenic and natural ecosystems

Höfer, Hubert; Hanagarth, Werner; Garcia, Marcos; Martius, Christopher; Franklin, Elizabeth; Römbke, Jörg; Beck, Ludwig;
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  • Published: 14 Nov 2016 Journal: European Journal of Soil Biology, volume 37, pages 229-235 (issn: 1164-5563, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
The soil biological conditions of two 5-year-old polyculture tree plantations in Amazonia were studied comparatively to a 13-year-old secondary forest and a nearby undisturbed primary forest. The polycultures had been planted to regenerate the soil degraded by land preparation and a former rubber tree monoculture. Abundance and biomass of functional groups of soil meso- and macrofauna were measured at three-months-intervals over 2 years and litterbag experiments with fauna exclusion were carried out. This paper concentrates on the description of the structure of the soil fauna communities, forming the background for an evaluation of the decomposition processes i...
Subjects
free text keywords: Brasil, Biologia do Solo, Biomassa, Decomposição, Fauna Edáfica, Insect Science, Soil Science, Microbiology, Monoculture, Vegetation, Secondary forest, Decomposer, Agroforestry, Ecology, Fauna, Old-growth forest, geography.geographical_feature_category, geography, Soil biology, Biology, Ecosystem, soil zoology, Amazonia, Brazil
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2016

structure and function of soil fauna communities in amazonian anthropogenic and natural ecosystems

Höfer, Hubert; Hanagarth, Werner; Garcia, Marcos; Martius, Christopher; Franklin, Elizabeth; Römbke, Jörg; Beck, Ludwig;