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The effect of topsoil removal in restored heathland on soil fauna, topsoil microstructure, and cellulose decomposition: implications for ecosystem restoration

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    0337862 - BC-A 2010 RIV NL eng J - Článek v odborném periodiku
    Frouz, Jan - van Diggelen, R. - Pižl, Václav - Starý, Josef - Háněl, Ladislav - Tajovský, Karel - Kalčík, Jiří
    The effect of topsoil removal in restored heathland on soil fauna, topsoil microstructure, and cellulose decomposition: implications for ecosystem restoration.
    Biodiversity and Conservation. Roč. 18, č. 14 (2009), s. 3963-3978 ISSN 0960-3115
    Výzkumný záměr: CEZ:AV0Z60660521
    Klíčová slova: restoration * soil formation * oribatid mites
    Kód oboru RIV: EH - Ekologie - společenstva
    Impakt faktor: 2.066, rok: 2009

    Communities of soil macrofauna, oribatid mites, and nematodes as well as vegetation and soil chemistry were studied on twelve plots representing three replicates of the following treatments: agricultural meadow, heathland, and heathland restored either by partial or complete topsoil removal 15 years earlier. We also studied the effect of soil macrofauna on decomposition and the microstructure of the soil surface layer with litterbags in combination with the analysis of thin soil sections. The communities of soil macrofauna and oribatid mites significantly differed between agicultural meadows and heathlands. The partial and complete topsoil removal plots were more similar to heathlands with respect to macrofauna and to agricultural meadows with respect to oribatid mites. The density and diversity of soil macrofauna was higher in agricultural meadows than in heathlands; in particular, earthworms, litter transformers, root feeders, and microsaprophags were more abundant on meadows.
    Trvalý link: http://hdl.handle.net/11104/0181760