Senckenberg Museum of Natural History Görlitz

Nematodes

Section Nematoda


Head of Section Dr. Karin Hohberg

Life in soil

Nematodes are found in all habitats that are at least temporary in contact with water: as parasites they live in animals and plants; many non-parasitic species are inhabitants of sediments of rivers, lakes and the sea or are living in terrestric habitats: e.g. mosses and plant litter. Terrestric species are found in especially high numbers in the pore system of soils. As other microscopic "soil dwellers", e.g. tardigrades (water bears) and rotifers, a nematode's active life is bound to water.

The Section works taxonomically with soil-dwelling Nematoda and Tardigrada. Ecological research primarily concerns population dynamics and community ecology of nematodes, as well as interactions with ressources and fauna within the soil food web.

 

Postal Address:

Senckenberg Museum of Natural History Görlitz
Section Nematoda
P.O.B. 300 154
02806 Görlitz
Germany

Visitor's Address:

Senckenberg Museum of Natural History Görlitz
Section Nematoda
Sonnenstraße 7
02826 Görlitz
Germany

 

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