Changes in a Land Snail community (Gastropoda) in an open cut forest area
AbstraktiThis study was carried out in South Finland, in Hollola. The sample areas are situated in the middle of an open cut area. I took the samples in 1991 and 2009. Five species disappeared and five new species was observed. The species that increased the most are Discus ruderatus, Vitrina pellucida and Columella edentula. The variation in species of vascular plants has been noticeable. The moisture close to the soil surface is important to land snails, especially the remaining of ferns suffices for land snails.
Routio, I., & Valta, M. (2012). Changes in a Land Snail community (Gastropoda) in an open cut forest area. Memoranda Societatis pro Fauna et Flora Fennica. Noudettu osoitteesta https://journal.fi/msff/article/view/7809