EurekaMag.com logo
+ Site Statistics
References:
53,869,633
Abstracts:
29,686,251
+ Search Articles
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
EurekaMag Most Shared ContentMost Shared
EurekaMag PDF Full Text ContentPDF Full Text
+ PDF Full Text
Request PDF Full TextRequest PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on FacebookFollow on Facebook
Follow on TwitterFollow on Twitter
Follow on LinkedInFollow on LinkedIn

+ Translate

Long-term dynamics and interrelationships of soil Collembola and microorganisms in an arable landscape following land use change



Long-term dynamics and interrelationships of soil Collembola and microorganisms in an arable landscape following land use change



Geoderma 105(3-4): 201-221



An arable landscape (150 ha) comprising a broad variety of soil types had been cultivated conventionally for many years. A small section had been intensively managed (hops), while another had been used as grassland. For 2 years at the beginning of our study, all arable land was cultivated with cereals only. After that, management was changed to integrated or organic farming, grassland or fallow land. Within a group of sites representing the variety of soil types and management systems, the development of soil microorganisms and Collembola was monitored every spring during an 8-year period. The microbial biomass compared to initial conditions under uniform management increased, particularly in land that had been set aside. General Collembola abundance slightly decreased, except for areas that had been converted to integrated farming. Protaphorura armata and Lepidocyrtus cyaneus decreased over the entire area, whereas the Isotoma viridis group was positively affected by conversion to integrated farming. Although recorded only once per year, the main results were comparable to data recorded in this area at higher temporal or spatial resolution. Nevertheless, site conditions may influence the reactions of soil organisms to land use change, and should be taken into account for evaluation. Biota resident in the upper 0-10 cm of the soil reflected current management practice, whereas those at greater soil depth reflected instead management history and soil properties. The microbial biomass and abundance of selected Collembola taxa were modeled using artificial intelligence methods (regression trees). Land management type was the most important factor determining soil biota performance. The variation of Collembola abundance depended additionally on microbial biomass. When supported by a sufficiently large data set, regression trees are powerful tools for explaining complex non-linear relationships. Finally, suggestions for the sampling design in future long-term studies at the landscape scale are given.

(PDF emailed within 0-6 h: $19.90)

Accession: 003836031

Download citation: RISBibTeXText

DOI: 10.1016/s0016-7061(01)00104-5



Related references

Long term change in phosphate intensity in a clay soil after turning grassland into arable land. Zeitschrift fuer Pflanzenernaehrung und Bodenkunde 150(1): 42-46, 1987

Soil organic carbon dynamics under long-term fertilizations in arable land of northern China. Biogeosciences: 2, 409-425, 2010

Water regime of soil and landscape changed by fallow land in wet areas change of utilization unexploited arable land. Berichte ueber Landwirtschaft 55(4): 652-664, 1977

Modelling long-term soil organic carbon dynamics under the impact of land cover change and soil redistribution. Catena 151: 63-73, 2017

Soil microbial community dynamics and assembly under long-term land use change. Fems Microbiology Ecology 93(10): -, 2017

Long-term impacts of land-use change on dynamics of tropical soil carbon and nitrogen pools. Journal of Environmental Sciences 16(2): 256-261, 2004

The cultural landscape in a long-term perspective; methods and theories behind the research on land-use and landscape dynamics. Striae: ages 79-87. 1986., 1986

The long-term soil phosphorus balance across Chinese arable land. Soil Use and Management 34(3): 306-315, 2018

Registration of collembola and soil mites from an arable land. Zoologischer Anzeiger 223(3-4): 239-248, 1989

The destination of arable land in a marginal agricultural landscape in South Portugal: an exploration of land use change determinants. Landscape ecology 22(7): 1073-1087, 2007

Long-term and seasonal dynamics of the seed bank in arable soil. Biologia (Bratislava) 49(1): 131-137, 1994

Soil Oribatida and Collembola communities across a land depression in an arable field. European Journal of Soil Biology ober- ember; 37(4): 285-289, 2001

Long-term dynamics of nematode communities in arable soil under four cropping systems. Journal of Applied Ecology, 241: 131-144, 1987

Modelling the spatial variability of microarthropods (Collembola) and soil properties on arable land. Zeitschrift fur Okologie und Naturschutz 9(3): 139-145, 2001

Long-term land-use and landscape dynamics in Budalen, central Norway. International Journal of Biodiversity Science Ecosystems Services & Management 8(4): 351-359, 2012