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, internationally blind peer-reviewed journal that includes original papers and review articles covering the organismic aspects of soil biology.

Soil Organisms 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.

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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Tardigrada, Eutardigrada, Amoeba

The most recent issue of Soil Organisms is Volume 89 (3), published in December 2017 (in english)


Jana Bingemer & Karin Hohberg
An illustrated identification key to the eutardigrade species (Tardigrada, Eutardigrada) presently known from European soils
Satoshi Shimano, Yuka Onodera & Manfred Wanner
Testate amoebae collected from moss on urban buildings with different age, height and distance to a possible source habitat – are there obvious colonization patterns?
Bernhard Seifert & Alexander Prosche
Long-term development of ant assemblages of recultivated woodland and free-succession open-land habitats in a former strip mining area
Thanks to referees 177


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