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Dynamics of the Soil Mesofauna Population in the Middle Taiga Forests of the Komi Republic. Pp. 61–68.

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Section: Biology

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631.468: [591.5+591.9] (470.13)

Authors

Dolgin Modest Mikhailovich, Komi Scientific Centre of the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Biology (Syktyvkar), 

Kolesnikova Alla Anatolyevna, Komi Scientific Centre of the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Biology (Syktyvkar), 

Konakova Tatiana Nikolaevna, Komi Scientific Centre of the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Biology (Syktyvkar)

Abstract

As a result of the soil and zoological researches conducted in spruce, pine and birch-aspen forests of the Komi Republic middle taiga subzone, we have determined seasonal and interannual dynamics of the soil mesofauna population. Interannual dynamics lacks any regular pattern. Seasonal dynamics is represented by three types. A stable type without rapid increase or decline in mesofauna population is characteristic of the spruce bilberry forest. One rise in mesofauna population in June with subsequent gradual decrease by the end of the growing season was observed in birch-aspen forests. Two population peaks for invertebrates in June and September were recorded in other types of forests.

Keywords

mesofauna, population dynamics, middle taiga forests, Komi Republic.

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