Founder: Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov

Editorial office address: Russian Federation, 163002, Arkhangelsk, Naberezhnaya Severnoy Dviny 17, office 1410a

Phone: (818-2) 21-61-00(15-33)
e-mail: l.zhgileva@narfu.ru
http://aer.narfu.ru/en/

16+

ABOUT

Soil Mesofauna of the Komi Republic Middle Taiga Forests. Pp. 73–85.

Версия для печати

Section: Biology

UDC

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 taiga subzone, we have evaluated diversity and structure of soil mesofauna assamblages. There have been revealed 19 taxonomic groups, 75 genera and 140 species of soil invertebrates. The soil macrofauna is characterized by the dominance of predator species inhabiting the forest litter. The highest diversity of mesofauna is found in floodplain birch and aspen forests with more than 70 species of invertebrates recorded. In other forests, two or three times less species have been detected.

Keywords

mesofauna, taxonomic composition, diversity, structure, middle taiga forests.

The full-text version of the article can be requested through the university’s library.