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Comparative study of Collembolan communities in different forest types of Finland

András Dániel Winkler, Márton Tamás Németh & Nándor György Traser


Correspondence: Winkler Dániel András

Postal address: H-9400 Sopron, Bajcsy-Zsilinszky u. 4.

e-mail: dwinkler[at]emk.nyme.hu


The Collembola fauna was studied in the region of Ähtäri (Western Finland) in five different habitats (coniferous, deciduous and mixed forests). During the survey a total of 2007 specimens belonging to 32 species were collected. The most abundant species was Folsomia fimetarioides occurring in high numbers in all sampled habitats. Species richness and diversity were the highest in the pine forest, while total abundance peaked in the soil samples of the birch forest. Despite of the different plant composition of the sampled forests, community similarity (Bray-Curtis) was relatively high (41%<).

Keywords: soil fauna, Collembola, diversity, coniferous forest, deciduous forest

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    Winkler, D. A., Németh, T. M. & Traser, Gy. N. (2013): Comparative study of Collembolan communities in different forest types of Finland. Bulletin of Forestry Science, 3(1): 205-214. (in Hungarian)

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