We identified the effect of microclimatic conditions on soil mite communities (Mesostigmata) during the decomposition of broadleaved and coniferous litter. The abundance, species richness, and diversity of mite communities decreased from spring to autumn regardless of litter quality and was related to changes in temperature and precipitation.
Mesostigmatid mite assemblages; Leaf litter; Coniferous forests; Seasonal changes; Tree species effect; Soil invertebrates
Kamczyc, J., Dyderski, M.K., Horodecki, P. et al. Temperature and precipitation affect seasonal changes in mite communities (Acari: Mesostigmata) in decomposing litter of broadleaved and coniferous temperate tree species. Annals of Forest Science 79, 12 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13595-022-01129-9
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