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- De Smedt, Pallieter; Wasof, Safaa; Van de Weghe, Tom; Hermy, Martin; Bonte, Dries; Verheyen, Kris
- Applied soil ecology 2018 v.131 pp. 47-54
- Acer; Diplopoda; Oniscus asellus; Quercus; biomass; detritivores; drought; drought tolerance; ecosystems; field experimentation; forest litter; microclimate; soil water; species diversity; temperate forests; temperature; Belgium
- ... Forests are structurally rich ecosystems with strong spatial variation in microclimate. Local temperature and soil moisture are important drivers of leaf litter breakdown, a key ecosystem process vital for forest functioning. Additionally, detritivore species composition and activity are equally dependent on microclimate, rendering changes in microclimate key to understand leaf litter breakdown. W ...
- da Silva Correia, Dayana; Passos, Samuel Ribeiro; Proença, Diogo Neves; Morais, Paula Vasconcelos; Xavier, Gustavo Ribeiro; Correia, Maria Elizabeth Fernandes
- Applied soil ecology 2018 v.131 pp. 38-46
- Actinobacteria; Bacteroidetes; Buttiauxella; Enterobacter; Kluyvera; Pantoea; Pycnoscelus surinamensis; Serratia; Trigoniulus lumbricinus; bacteria; bacterial communities; carbon; denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis; detritivores; developmental stages; diet; intestinal microorganisms; intestines; molecular cloning; nitrogen; organic matter; phylogeny; polymerase chain reaction; prokaryotic cells; ribosomal DNA; sequence analysis; soil ecosystems; soil invertebrates
- ... Interactions between saprophagous invertebrates and microbes are essential for the maintenance and functioning of soil ecosystems, as they directly affect the degradation of organic matter and the nutrient cycle. The intestinal tract of invertebrates is inhabited by a diversity of microbes, and it is closely associated with the food ingested. The aim of this work was to evaluate the profile of pro ...