Senckenberg Publications

Soil Organisms

Scientific Journal of Senckenberg Museum
of natural history Görlitz

Soil Organisms is an English-language, internationally peer-reviewed journal that includes original papers and review articles covering the organismic aspects of soil biology. It forms a platform for soil biodiversity researchers from all over the world for the exchange of new information and discussion of concepts and new discoveries in soil biology. This journal 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) briefly after acceptance.
Printing costs are not charged to authors except for extraordinary requests, e.g., for colour plates.
Manuscripts should 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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Formicidae, Nematoda, Staphylinidae, Collembola


The most recent issue of Soil Organisms is Volume 88 (1), published in April 2016:


Bernhard Seifert
Inconvenient hyperdiversity – the traditional concept of ’Pheidole pallidula’ includes four cryptic species (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)
+ Supplementary Information is linked to the online version of the paper at  
Dieter Sturhan & Karin Hohberg
Nematodes of the order Tylenchida in Germany – the non-phytoparasitic species
Badamdorj Bayartogtokh, Ulzhan D. Burkitbaeva, Kaman Ulykpan,
Erdenechuluun Otgonjargal & Asyltan Karim
The distribution pattern of soil macrofauna at the forest-steppe ecotone of the southernmost boreal forest (Eastern Kazakhstan)
Johannes Frisch
On the Scopaeina Mulsant & Rey of Australasia (Staphylinidae, Paederinae): type revisions and new biogeographic data
Elaheh Daghighi, Ulrich Burkhardt, Juliane Filser & Hartmut Koehler
Techniques for clearing and mounting Collembola from old ethanol collections


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