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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Prostigmata, Lumbricidae, Arachnida, Oribatida

The most recent issue of Soil Organisms is Volume 89 (2), published in April 2017 (in english)


Gerd Alberti & Rainer Ehrnsberger
Fine Structure of the Rhagidial-Organs of the Prostigmatid mite Rhagidia halophila (Laboulbène, 1851) (Actinotrichida, Rhagidiidae).
Jörg Römbke, Theo Blick & Wolfgang H. O. Dorow
Allolobophoridella eiseni (Lumbricidae), a truly arboreal earthworm in the temperate region of Central Europe
Walter P. Pfliegler, Axel Schönhofer, Wojciech Niedbała, Patrick Vella, Arnold Sciberras &
Antoine Vella
New records of mites (Acari) and harvestmen (Opiliones) from Malta with a preliminary checklist of Maltese Arachnida
Wataru Hagino, Satoshi Shimano & Shimpei F. Hiruta
A new species of the subgenus Cosmogalumna (Acari: Oribatida: Galumnidae: Galumna) from Kagoshima Prefecture, the southern part of Japan
Meike M. Schuppenhauer & Ricarda Lehmitz
Floating Islands: A method to detect aquatic dispersal and colonisation potential of soil microarthropods
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