A Study on Abundance and Group Diversity of Soil Microarthropods at Four Different Soil Habitats in North Dinajpur, West Bengal India
Int. J. Exp. Res. Rev., Vol. 7: 32-37(2016)
Author: S. K. Sarkar, K. Chakrobarty and M. N. Moitra
Abstract: Sampling was conducted at four different sites i.e., an agricultural field, a river basin, a brick field and a forest floor from the district of Uttar Dinajpur, West Bengal, India. Though abundance was higher at the forest site, the group diversities during summer, monsoon and post-monsoon seasons were highest at the river basin. Site-specific and temporal variation of abundance was significant among the sites (p<0.05).
Key words: soil micro-arthropods, abundance, group diversity, agricultural field, forest
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