Senckenberg Publications

Soil Organisms

Scientific Journal of Senckenberg Museum
of Natural History Görlitz

SOIL ORGANISMS is an open access journal, with all articles made freely available. Publication is free of charge (from submission to processing). Authors are charged only for extraordinary requests, e.g., for colour plates in the printed journal.

SOIL ORGANISMS is an English-language, international journal that includes original papers and review articles covering all aspects of organismic soil biology. Manuscripts are blind peer-reviewed by at least two international experts within four weeks after submission.

SOIL ORGANISMS constitutes a forum for soil biodiversity researchers worldwide for the exchange of new information, discussion of concepts and discoveries in soil biology. The journal is published by the Senckenberg Nature Research Society (SNG) and is the successor of the Abhandlungen und Berichte des Naturkundemuseums Görlitz, which was founded in 1827. Articles are made available per PDF File (Open Access) shortly after acceptance.

Manuscripts should be submitted in digital form as given in
the instruction for authors.

ISSN 1864-6417

Prof. Dr. Willi Xylander ()

Technical realisation and manuscript submission:
Jacqueline Gitschmann ()

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Hymenoptera : Formicidae, Arachnida, Oribatida

The most recent issue of Soil Organisms is Volume 90 (2), published in August 2018 (in english)


Alexander Prosche 
Conservation of ant material for natural history collections (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)
Heinrich Schatz
Faunistics of oribatid mites (Acari, Oribatida) in dry grassland sites in the Eisack Valley (South Tyrol, Prov. Bolzano, Italy)
Lisa Bardel & Tobias Pfingstl
Resistance to flooding of different species of terrestrial oribatid mites (Acari, Oribatida)
Willi E. R. Xylander & Helga Zumkowski-Xylander
Increasing awareness for soil biodiversity and protection – The international touring exhibition ‘The Thin Skin of the Earth’


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