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Population dynamics of oribatid mites (Acari: Oribatei) in a forest soil ecosystem

Schenker, R.

Pedobiologia 294: 239-246

1986


ISSN/ISBN: 0031-4056
Accession: 001432247

In a Querco-Carpinetum forest association with planted pine trees, monthly samples were taken from February 1979 to February 1980 from around three characteristic tree species. The seasonal population fluctuations of 65 oribatid mite species are described together with the phenology of the four most abundant species. Parameters such as survivorship, fertility and rates of increase were estimated from field data for these species.

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