Nom du corpus

Corpus Systématique Végétale

Titre du document

Estimates of the Enchytraeidae ( Oligochaeta, Annelida ) contribution to energy flow in the soil system of an acid beech wood forest

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Éditeur
Springer (journals)
Langue(s) du document
Anglais
Type de document
Research-article
Mots-clés d'auteur
  • Enchytraeidae
  • Beech wood forest
  • Production biology
  • Abundance
  • Energy flow
  • Cognettia sphagnetorum
  • Mesenchytraeus glandulosus
Nom du fichier dans la ressource
Syst_veg6_v2_024949
Auteur(s)
  • J. Römbke
Affiliation(s)
  • Battelle Institut e. V., Am Römerhof 35, W-6000, Frankfurt, Federal Republic of Germany
Résumé

The data introduced here are part of a project lasting from 1976 to 1985 in an acid beech wood forest in the northern part of the Black Forst in Southern Germany. With Enchytraeidae (Oligochaeta) as an example, attempts were made to determine the part played by the mesofauna in the soil system. Parameters such as respiration, production, and consumption were estimated using abundance and biomass data as a basis. The results show that not only the Enchytraeidae but even single species like Cognettia sphagnetorum or Mesenchytraeus glandulosus contribute a measurable amount to the energy flow of the soil ecosystem. The respiration of the whole population, for example, corresponds to 3.4% of the total energy input via leaf litter, and consumption amounts to 8.1% of the total litter including twigs. It seems that the Enchytraeidae contribute around 60% of the total soil animal respiration in this acid beech wood, and thus play an important role in soil renewal.

Catégories Science-Metrix
  • 1 - applied sciences
  • 2 - agriculture, fisheries & forestry
  • 3 - agronomy & agriculture
Catégories INIST
  • 1 - sciences appliquees, technologies et medecines
  • 2 - sciences biologiques et medicales
  • 3 - sciences biologiques fondamentales et appliquees. psychologie
  • 4 - ecologie animale, vegetale et microbienne
Catégories Scopus
  • 1 - Life Sciences ; 2 - Agricultural and Biological Sciences ; 3 - Soil Science
  • 1 - Life Sciences ; 2 - Agricultural and Biological Sciences ; 3 - Agronomy and Crop Science
  • 1 - Life Sciences ; 2 - Immunology and Microbiology ; 3 - Microbiology
Catégories WoS
  • 1 - science ; 2 - soil science
Identifiant ISTEX
035D971918F5D19078951919F4F84F2951C6667B
Revue

Biology and Fertility of Soils

Année de publication
1991
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Non
Score qualité du texte
8.562
Version PDF
1.3
Type de publication
Journal
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