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dc.contributor.authorSteinwandter M
dc.contributor.authorSchlick-Steiner BC
dc.contributor.authorSeeber GUH
dc.contributor.authorSteiner FM
dc.contributor.authorSeeber J
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-10T11:13:37Z
dc.date.available2018-10-10T11:13:37Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.issn2045-7758
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ece3.3043
dc.identifier.urihttps://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/ece3.3043
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10863/6471
dc.description.abstractAlthough soil invertebrates play a decisive role in maintaining ecosystem functioning, little is known about their structural composition in Alpine soils and how their abundances are affected by the currently ongoing land-use changes. In this study, we re-assessed the soil macrofauna community structure of managed and abandoned Alpine pastureland, which has already been evaluated 14 years earlier. Our results confirm clear shifts in the community composition after abandonment, in that (1) Chilopoda and Diplopoda were recorded almost exclusively on the abandoned sites, (2) Coleoptera larvae and Diptera larvae were more abundant on the abandoned than on the managed sites, whereas (3) Lumbricidae dominated on the managed sites. By revisiting managed and abandoned sites, we infer community patterns caused by abandonment such as changes in the epigeic earthworm community structure, and we discuss seasonal and sampling effects. Our case study improves the still limited understanding of spatio-temporal biodiversity patterns of Alpine soil communities.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.rightsThis is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
dc.titleEffects of Alpine land-use changes: Soil macrofauna community revisiteden_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.date.updated2018-10-10T11:10:41Z
dc.language.isiEN-GB
dc.journal.titleEcology and evolution
dc.description.fulltextopenen_US


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