Biodiversity Science ›› 2007, Vol. 15 ›› Issue (2): 207-214.doi: 10.1360/biodiv.060191

Special Issue: The Final Frontier: Soil Biodiversity

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Community composition and diversity of soil fauna in the land use of city planning: a case study in Shanghai World Exposition Site

Yan Gao*, Yun Bu, Yunxia Luan, Yiming Yang, Xin Ke   

  1. Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 200032
  • Online:2007-03-20

In order to provide scientific evidence of soil health for city planning, the diversity and composition of the soil animal community of the site of World Exposition Shanghai China 2010 were investigated. A total of 10,765 soil animal individuals belonging to 23 groups of soil animals were collected, of which Acarina was the dominant group of soil meso- and micro-fauna, and Collembola was the secondary one. As for soil macrofauna, Oligochaeta was the dominant group, while Isopoda, Coleoptera, and Gastropoda were the secondary ones. The results indicated that soil animals were abundant at this site. The soil animals reduced along with the increasing soil depth, and their distribution varied significantly at different sampling sites.

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