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Successional changes and diversity of mesostigmatid mite communities (Acari: Mesostigmata) on reclaimed power plant waste dumps
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Title: Successional changes and diversity of mesostigmatid mite communities (Acari: Mesostigmata) on reclaimed power plant waste dumps

Creator:

Madej, Grażyna ; Stodółka, Aleksander

Date issued/created:

2008

Resource type:

Tekst

Subtitle:

Annales Zoologici, vol. 58, no 2

Contributor:

Muzeum i Instytut Zoologii Polskiej Akademii Nauk

Publisher:

Natura optima dux Foundation

Place of publishing:

Warszawa

Description:

Bibliogr. p. 277-278 ; P. 267-278 : ill. ; 27 cm ; Taxa in Latin

Abstract:

Secondary succession of mesostigmatid soil mites was studied in two types of reclaimed electric power plant waste dumps in Łaziska Górne (Upper Silesia, Poland) in1997–1998. The dumps on which the studies were carried out differed in their construction and structure. We sampled 6 sites from 2 localities (Sites I–III and IV–VI), representing 3stages of ecological succession. The sites differed floristically and in substrate physiochemistry i.e. organic carbon content (Corg) and total nitrogen (Nt). Site I representing pioneerstage was characterized by a poorly developed herb layer, a lack of trees and shrubs, andlow Corg, Nt and humus content. Sites III, V and VI represented a pre-forest stage and were characterized by a larger number of plant species, higher percent cover of trees and shrubs, and high Corg, Nt and humus content. Sites II and IV represented an intermediate stages of succession. In 18 months, we took 540 samples of soil and litter, and we collected 4811 mites, assigned to 86 species of mesostigmatid mites. The mite communities differedbetween successional stages, mostly with respect to the relative dominance among species. At the pioneer stage of succession, the mite community was characterized by a “degraded” model of species abundance distribution, with a high dominance of Asca bicornis. At more advanced ecological stages (Sites III, V and VI), mite communities had similarities withcommunities of forest. Some of the most abundant species in Sites III, V and VI were typical forest inhabitants. Sites I–III represent a real succession of plant communities, soil development and mite communities, showing an increase in species richness of mites, diversity indices and of the number of dominant species (creative type of succession). The succession within Sites IV–VI reveals a different course (rise-and-fall).

Relation:

Annales Zoologici

Volume:

58

Issue:

2

Start page:

267

End page:

268

Detailed Resource Type:

Article : original article

Format:

application/pdf

Resource Identifier:

oai:rcin.org.pl:58743

Source:

MiIZ PAN, call no. P.255, vol 58, no 2 ; MiIZ PAN, call no. P.4314, vol 58, no 2 ; click here to follow the link

Language:

eng

Language of abstract:

eng

Rights:

Rights Reserved - Restricted Access

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Copyright-protected material. Access only on terminals at the Museum and Institute of Zoology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, may be used within the limits of statutory user freedoms.

Digitizing institution:

Museum and Institute of Zoology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Library of the Museum and Institute of Zoology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Projects co-financed by:

Programme Innovative Economy, 2010-2014, Priority Axis 2. R&D infrastructure ; European Union. European Regional Development Fund

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