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DOI:10.1016/S0167-8809(96)01125-5
Web URL(s):http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167880996011255
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Author(s):Kajak, A.
Author Affiliation:Institute of Ecology, Warsaw, Poland
Title:Effects of epigeic macroarthropods on grass litter decomposition in mown meadow
Source:Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Environment. Vol. 64, No. 1, June 15 1997, p. 53-63.
# of Pages:11
Publishing Information:Amsterdam: Elsevier Science Publishers
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Pastures; Arthropoda; Decomposition; Acari; Nematoda; Fungi; Bacteria; Actinomycetales; Carbon
Abstract/Contents:"Field experiments were conducted during 2 years in a mown meadow to study the effect of macroarthropods patrolling soil surface on biota and decomposition rate of grass litter. Two types of mesocosms were compared: open-accessible to large arthropods, and closed-not accessible. In the first year predators were the largest contributor to this group of arthropods. In plant litter of accessible mesocosms significantly lower numbers of fungivorous Acarina (Tyrophagus sp.) and root feeding Aphidoidea (Anoecia corni) were found. Numbers of bacterivorous Nematoda and fungi were higher in the open series. In most cases Bacteria and Actinomycetes were more abundant in closed series. Higher accumulation of total organic carbon was found in sandy substratum of open mesocosms, whereas weight loss of exposed litter was similar in both series. The results indicate that the intensity of patrolling of the soil surface by macroarthropods influences considerably the structure of biota and carbon transfer."
Language:English
References:41
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Kajak, A. 1997. Effects of epigeic macroarthropods on grass litter decomposition in mown meadow. Agric. Ecosyst. Environ. 64(1):p. 53-63.
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DOI: 10.1016/S0167-8809(96)01125-5
Web URL(s):
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    Access conditions: Item is within a limited-access website
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