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Calcium concentration in leaf litter alters the community composition of soil invertebrates in warm-temperate forests

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タイトル: Calcium concentration in leaf litter alters the community composition of soil invertebrates in warm-temperate forests
著者: Ohta, Tamihisa 著作を一覧する
Niwa, Shigeru 著作を一覧する
Agetsuma, Naoki 著作を一覧する
Hiura, Tsutom 著作を一覧する
キーワード: Evergreen broad-leaved trees
Cryptomeria japonica
Forest management
Crustaceans
Ligidium japonicum
Talitridae
発行日: 2014年11月
出版者: Elsevier
誌名: Pedobiologia
巻: 57
号: 4-6
開始ページ: 257
終了ページ: 262
出版社 DOI: 10.1016/j.pedobi.2014.07.003
抄録: Many studies have shown the effects of aboveground plant species on soil organisms due to differences in litter quality. However, the calcium concentration in soil has received less attention as a controlling factor of soil invertebrate communities, even though it is an essential element for many animals, especially crustaceans. Litter of Japanese cedar (Cryptomeria japonica) plantations, which account for 19% of the forested area in Japan, has a higher calcium concentration compared to other taxa such as broad-leaved trees. We predicted that C. japonica plantations affect soil invertebrates by altering calcium availability. We compared soil properties including exchangeable calcium concentration and soil invertebrate communities between C. japonica plantations and natural broad-leaved forests. Exchangeable calcium was significantly higher in soil from cedar plantations than in that from broad-leaved forests. The invertebrate community composition differed between the two forest types and was best explained by the exchangeable calcium concentration. In particular, two major taxa of soil crustaceans (Talitridae and Ligidium japonicum) were found only in cedar plantations. Our results suggest that calcium concentrations in soil are altered in C. japonica plantations and that this affects soil invertebrate communities. (C) 2014 Elsevier GmbH. All rights reserved.
資料タイプ: article (author version)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2115/58011
出現コレクション:雑誌発表論文等 (Peer-reviewed Journal Articles, etc)

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