Araştırma Makalesi (Research Article)

Soil Fauna: Classification and Status in Soil Food Web


İ.Ü.Orman Fakültesi, Orman Mühendisliği Bölümü, Toprak İlmi ve Ekoloji Anabilim Dalı 34473 Bahçeköy/İstanbul

FORESTIST 2011; 61: 139-152
DOI: 10.17099/jffiu.49785
Read: 238 Downloads: 189 Published: 01 July 2011

Soil ecology; deals with primary production in soil, soil fauna and flora, litter decomposition, nutrient cycle, soil food web, soil biodiversity, and interrelations with soil processes. Organisms living in soil have vital importance on these processes, however, estimation of the impact of each organism is too difficult. Soil ecologists who are specially working on these processes separate the organisms in two simple units as “guild” and “functional groups” according to their roles on ecosystem processes such as food resource, dietary specializations, reproductive rates and defense strategies against predators or distribution in soil profile. Communities within functional groups connected each other’s with the relations such as competition and hunting. Soil food web studies try to figure out the relations among these functional groups connected with each other’s.

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