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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2014/B52/S20.088

TERRESTRIAL ISOPODS OF THE MINING LANDSCAPE (DOLNI SUCHA, CZECH REPUBLIC)

E. Remesicova; J. Kupka,
Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2014, www.sgem.org, SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-18-6 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 19-25, 2014, Book 5, Vol. 2, 665-672 pp

ABSTRACT
This study is focused on terrestrial isopods (Isopoda: Oniscidea) of chosen sites in the mining landscape in the area of Dolní Suchá village and tries to determine the response of isopods to country impacted by mining. Isopods were collected by pitfall traps and by individual collecting (using tweezers, aspirators) on three segments with various utilizing of landscape (the sites with ruderal vegetation, the sites with agricultural reclamation and the gardens). Altogether eight species of terrestrial isopods were found from 324 collected individuals with a strong dominance of species Ligidium hypnorum. The research has shown the preference of heterogeneity over homogenous landscape. The abandoned area with richness of microhabitats was the most favorable for terrestrial isopods. Over 74 % of obtained individuals were found at this area with occurrence of all found species.

Keywords: post-industrial sites, ruderal vegetation sites, Ligidium hypnorum