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EDAPHOBASE - GBIF Database on Soil Zoology
Information System for Taxonomy, Literature und Ecology
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– the database for distribution and ecology of soil organisms –

E D A P H O B A S E  merges existing data on soil organisms of different institutions and persons dealing with this topic. Data acquired from literature and collections complete these datasets.Within Edaphobase these data are administered and will be analyseable via a webapplication – a so far unique project in Germany.
Here you find information for:   funded by:
contents and structure of the database

possibilities to search EDAPHOBASE

our associated partners and





FKZ: 01LI0901A

You are dealing with soil organisms?  
We would like to encourage you to take an active part in EDAPHOBASE  
  • Gain knowledge!
  • Ask questions!
  • Give us ideas - and criticise!
  • Update your data!
E D A P H O B A S E  is a joint research project of "Senckenberg Museum für Naturkunde Görlitz" (Prof. Dr. W. Xylander), "Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde Karlsruhe" (Dr. H. Höfer) and "ECT Oekotoxikologie GmbH Flörsheim" (Dr. J. Römbke).
From november 2009 until october 2012 the project is funded by "Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung"
(FKZ: 01LI0901A).
Continuation of  E D A P H O B A S E  is ensured by the "Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturkunde" after governmental-funding.
Information in EDAPHOBASE is available on following animal groups:    
Lumbricidae (© J. Jensen) Enchytraeidae (© R. Schmelz) Acrobeles sp. (© Zunke)
Lumbricidae (earthworms) Enchytraeidae (microannelids) Nematoda (threadworms)
Galumna lanceata (© V. Hampe)   Neojordensia levis (© Oudemans & Voigts)
Oribatida (beetle mites)  Gamasina (predatory mites)
Xenylla sp. (© D. Russell & G. Alberti) Cryptops parisi (© A. Steiner) Ommatoiulus sabulosus (© U. Burkhardt)
Collembola (springtails) Chilopoda (centipedes) Diplopoda (millipedes)
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