Senckenberg Museum of Natural History Görlitz

Mesofauna

Bodenstecher  SeCtion mesofauna


Head of Section Dr. David J. Russell

The name „Mesofauna“ refers to a traditional classification of soil animals into different size categories, whereby “Mesofauna” typically denotes taxonomic soil-animal groups that “can generally be measured in millimetres”. The Section Mesofauna thus primarily deals with the biodiversity and ecology of soil microarthropods (Collembola and Acari).

Springschwänze, Hornmilben, RaubmilbeThe Section works taxonomically with soil-dwelling Prostigmata and Endeostigmata (= Actinedida, Acrai). Ecological research primarily concerns the community dynamics and community ecology of Collembola, soil microarthropods or the soil food web in general. Research on the functional role of soil animals are complemented with representative groups of the soil macrofauna.

 

 

 

Postal Address:

Senckenberg Museum of Natural History Görlitz
Section Mesofauna
Dr. David J. Russell
P.O. Box 30 01 54
02806 Görlitz
Germany

Visitor's Address:

Senckenberg Museum of Natural History Görlitz
Section Mesofauna
Dr. David J. Russell
Sonnenstr. 7
02826 Görlitz
Germany

 

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