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Zoological Research
Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
ISSN: 2095-8137
Vol. 26, No. 4, 2005, pp. 365-372
Bioline Code: zr05023
Full paper language: Chinese
Document type: Research Article
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Zoological Research, Vol. 26, No. 4, 2005, pp. 365-372

 en Ecological Distributions and Community Compositions of the Soil Macro-animals in the Mid-west Plain of Jilin Province
WU Dong-hui, ZHANG Bai, CHEN Peng

Abstract

Soil macro-animals in the mid-west plain of Jilin Province were investigated with the emphasis on species richness and abundance in relation to five types of land use I.e. farm garden, farmland, Three-North Forest Shelterbelt, natural secondary forest and natural mowing pasture. Soil macro-animals were collected by hand-sorting. A total of 5 842 soil macro-animal individuals were captured and classified into 3 phylums, 7 classes, 16 orders and 101 families. Lasius Tetramorium check for this species in other resources and Achaeta check for this species in other resources were the dominant groups that accounted for 49.20% of the total individuals. The results suggested that the types of land use affected the species richness and abundance, and human activity has a significant impact on the soil macro-animals community. Agricultural activity reduced soil macro-animal diversity, but did not change their vertical distributions in the soil profile. The results also showed that the differences in the composition of the soil macro-animal community between the middle plain and the west plain in Jilin Province were mainly explained by the dominant group density and rare group numbers in all habitats.

Keywords
Soil macro-animals, Community composition, Land use, Mid-west plain of Jilin Province

 
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