Species Diversity of Ciliates in Forest Soils of the Samur-Yalama National Park

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The results of studies on soil ciliate diversity in different parts of the Samur-Yalama National Park undergoing human impact of different force are presented. It is shown that the highest species diversity observed in forest soils with minimal human impact. Cultivated soils in gardens and farmlands are characterized by low species diversity, often with mass development of a few dominant eurybiont species. A strong influence of land treatment on soil fauna of ciliates shown.

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The Journal of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Schmalhauzen Institute of Zoology

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