Senckenberg Museum of Natural History Görlitz

Plathelminthes

Section Plathelminthes 


Head of Section Prof. Dr. Willi Xylander

Carcharodopharynx arcanusDuring the past decades, Plathelminthes have no longer been in the focus of soil zoological research. They may play a minor role due to their lower abundances and biomass compared to other soil animal groups (Acari, Collembola, Lumbricidae / mites, springtails and earthworms). On the other hand, they predate on Nematoda, Thecamoeba, Rotatoria, etc. and thus are an important element within soil food webs. Their ecological relevance is still poorly investigated.The Plathelminthes section in the Department of Soil Zoology investigates this group of soil animals, especially their systematics, distribution and ecology, and develops methods to extract them quantitatively from various substrates. In addition, our research interest focuses on micromorphology, functional biology and phylogeny of Plathelminthes. 

Our work is associated with the field of research biodiversity and ecosystems

 

Postal Address:

Senckenberg Museum of Natural History Görlitz
Section Plathelminthes
P.O. Box 30 01 54
02806 Görlitz
Germany

Visitor's Address:

Senckenberg Museum of Natural History Görlitz
Section Plathelminthes
Am Museum 1
02826 Görlitz
Germany

 

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