Senckenberg Museum of Natural History Görlitz

Mesofauna

Section Mesofauna

Head of Section Dr. David J. Russell

BodenstecherThe 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 Springschwänze, Hornmilben, Raubmilbemicroarthropods (Collembola and Acari).
The 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.

 

Our work is associated with the field of research Biodiversity and Ecosystems.

 

Postal Address: Visitor's Address:
Senckenberg Museum of Natural History Goerlitz
Section Mesofauna
Dr. David J. Russell
P.O. Box 30 01 54
02806 Goerlitz
Germany
Senckenberg Museum of Natural History Goerlitz
Section Mesofauna
Dr. David J. Russell
Sonnenstr. 7
02826 Görlitz
Germany

 

 

last update: 05/17

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