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n: Plant invasions − general aspects and special problems (Pyšek P., Prach K., Rejmánek M., Wade P. M., E ds), pp. 15−38, SPB Academic Publishing, Amsterdam. Křivánek M., Pyšek P. 2006. Predicting invasions by woody species in a temperate zone: a test of three risk assessment schemes in the C zech R epublic (Central E urope). D ivers. D istrib. 12: 319-327. Lankau R. A. 2010. I ntraspecific variation in allelochemistry determines an invasive species’ impact on soil microbial communities. O ecologia 189: 536-548. Lebrun Ph. 1979. Soil mite community diversity. R ec

. 2000. Wpływ zanieczyszczeń emitowanych przez wybrane zakłady przemysłowe na roztocze (Acari) glebowe młodników sosnowych, ze szczególnym uwzględnieniem mechowców (Oribatida) [Impact of pollutants emitted by factories selected on the young Scots pine forests soil mites (Acari), Oribatida in particular]. Rozprawy 99: 1-93, Wyd. Uczln. ATR, Bydgoszcz. Klimek A. 2004. Akarofauna (Acari) glebowa wybranych stref ekotonowych Borów Tucholskich [Soil mites (Acari) of some ecotone in Tuchola forest]. In: Diagnozowanie stanu środowiska. Metody badawcze - prognozy (Borsuk S. Ed

: Mesostigmata-Gamasina) from Bucharest. In: Species Monitoring in the central parks of Bucharest (Crăciun I., Ed.), pp. 68-78, Editura Ars Docendi, Bucharest University. Manu M., Honciuc V. 2010a. Ecological research on the soil mite’s populations (Acari: Mesostigmata- Gamasina, Oribatida) from forest ecosystems near Bucharest city. Rom. J. Biol. - Zool. 55: 19-30. Manu M., Honciuc V. 2010b. Cercetări ecologice asupra populaţiilor de gamaside (Acari: Mesostigmata) din solurile unor ecosisteme forestiere din Masivul Bucegi-România. [Ecological researches on gamasid populations

References Badejo, M. A. Seasonal abundance of soil mites (Acarina) in two contrasting environments // Biotropica. - 1990. - 22. - Р. 382-390. Ermilov, S. G. Characteristics of oribatid mites population of large industrial centre (Nizhny Novgorod city) : Abstract of the dissertation … candidate of science in biology. - Nizhniy Novgorod, 2004. - 21 p. - Russian : Ермилов С. Г. Особенности населения орибатидных клещей крупного промышленного центра (город Нижний Новгород). Ermilov, S. G., Chistyakov, M. P. Oribatid mites of lawns in an industrial centre (Nizhny

Soil mites (Acari, Mesostigmata) from Szczeliniec Wielki in the Stołowe Mountains National Park (SW Poland)

The species composition of mesostigmatid mites in the soil and leaf litter was studied on the Szczeliniec Wielki plateau, which is spatially isolated from similar rocky habitats. A total of 1080 soil samples were taken from June 2004 to September 2005. The samples, including the organic horizon from the herb layer and litter from rock cracks, were collected using steel cylinders (area 40 cm2, depth 0-10 cm). They were generally dominated by Gamasellus montanus, Veigaia nemorensis, and Leptogamasus cristulifer. Rhodacaridae, Parasitidae and Veigaiidae were the most numerously represented families as regards to individuals. Among the 55 recorded mesostigmatid species, 13 species were new to the fauna of the Stołowe National Park. Thus the soil mesostigmatid fauna of the Szczeliniec Wielki plateau is generally poor and at an early stage of succession.

Contribution to the diversity of soil mites (Acari, Gamasida) in southern Croatia (Dalmatia), with some ecological and zoogeographical notes

The species diversity of soil gamasid mites (Acari) in southern Croatia (Dalmatia) was studied in August 2002. In the Krka National Park, Brač Island, and near the town of Makarska, 320 samples were collected from various microhabitats: soil, grass and moss ground cover, wet moss, needle litter, moss covering tree trunks, and decaying wood). Altogether, 2097 mites of 56 gamasid species were recorded. Dominant species were: Polyaspis patavinus (Brač Island), Zercon fageticola (Makarska), and Cheiroseius serratus (Krka National Park). Analyses of ecological preferences and zoogeographic distribution were made for Polyaspis patavinus, Cheiroseius serratus, Zercon fageticola, Z. berlesei, Z. athiasi, Asca nova and A. aphidioides.

, Poznań. Hyatt K. H. 1980. Mites of the subfamily Parasitinae (Mesostigmata: Parasitidae) in the British Isles. Bull. Brit. Mus. (Nat. Hist.), Zool. 38: 237-378. Kaczmarek S., Marquardt T. 2004. Contribution to the biodiversity of gamasid soil mites (Acari) in the „Bagno Stawek” reserve within a planned biosphere reserve (Tuchola Forest, Poland). In: Phytophaga XIV. Proceedings of the 5th Symposium of the European Association of Acarologists. Acarine Biodiversity in the Natural and Human Sphere (Weigmann G., Alberti G., Wohltmann A., Ragusa S., Eds), June 26-30, 2004

. Infrastructure and Ecology of Rural Areas , 6, 175–186 [in Polish]. Klimek A., Rolbiecki S., Rolbiecki R., Długosz J., Kuss M. 2011b. The use of forest humus for revitalization of soil in the one-year production cycle for white birch seedlings. Infrastructure and Ecology of Rural Areas , 2, 301–313 [in Polish]. Klimek A., Rolbiecki S., Rolbiecki R., Hilszczańska D., Malczyk P. 2008. Impact of chosen bare root nursery practices in Scots pine seedling quality and soil mites (Acari). Polish Journal of Environmental Studies , 17 (2), 247–255. Klimek A., Rolbiecki S., Rolbiecki R

, 1936) in three different forest groups in the Szczeliniec Wielki nature reserve. Abh. Ber. Naturkundesmus. 78: 11–17. K amczyc J., G wiazdowicz D. J. 2009. Soil mites (Acari, Mesostigmata) from Szczeliniec Wielki in the Stołowe Mountains National Park (SW Poland). Biological Lett. 46: 21–27. K arg W. 1993. Acari (Acarina), Milben Parasitiformes (Anactinochaeta), Cohors Gamasina Leach. Raubmilben. Die Tierwelt Deutschlands, VEB Gustav Fischer Verlag (Jena), Teil 59: 1–523. K iełczewski B., W iśniewski J. 1983. Bark beetle acarofauna in different types of forest

Abundance dynamics of mites (Acari) in the peatland of ‘Linie’ Nature Reserve, with particular reference to the Gamasida

The research was conducted in ‘Linie’ Nature Reserve within the Lower Vistula Valley Land-scape Park in central Poland. We analysed the annual abundance dynamics of soil mites as well as changes in gamasid community parameters (abundance, age structure, species diversity). Density changes among the juvenile Gamasida greatly influenced the annual abundance dynamics of mites belonging to that order. Alternations in the abundance dynamics of Platyseius italicus and Zercon zelawaiensis were connected to the appearance of males as well as the density increase in juvenile specimens of those species.