Cultural factors in the distribution of soil mites in Finland
AbstraktiThe study was planned to find evidence on potential cultural factors in occurrence and distribution of soil-living mites (Oribatida and Mesostigmata) in Finland. Samples were taken from meadows, gardens and forest edges at (a) isolated cottages and (b) culturally exposed farms in two areas, Sipoo/Mäntsälä and Ilomantsi. Multiple factorial analyses revealed significant differences only between the areas. Number of species was lower in Ilomantsi, where several ”southern” species were absent. The typical forest species were more abundant in the forest habitat. There was no difference between ”Cottages” and ”Farms”.
Huhta, V., Penttinen, R., & Pitkänen, E. (2012). Cultural factors in the distribution of soil mites in Finland. Memoranda Societatis pro Fauna et Flora Fennica. Noudettu osoitteesta https://journal.fi/msff/article/view/7810