AlpSoil

Ecology and trophic structure of the Alpine soil macrofauna

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AlpSoil

Alpine soil ecosystems and their invertebrate inhabitants are the main focus of the AlpSoil project. Semi-natural grasslands, widespread in the Alps, suffer from many environmental and socio-economic changes such as climate change and abandonment of traditional land-use. Soil invertebrates of Alpine ecosystems play a crucial role in litter decomposition, nutrient cycling, and pedogenesis, and thus may contribute to the resistance against natural hazards, but little is still known about their species composition and trophic structure. We employ a broad sampling approach along elevation and land-use gradients to analyze the community composition and structure of soil invertebrates as well as links with their abiotic and biotic environment. We use traditional methods such as pitfall traps and heat-extraction of soil animals as well as modern methods such as stable isotopes and molecular techniques.

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Soil Survey© Eurac Research - Ivo Corrà
Soil Survey© Eurac Research - Ivo Corrà
Soil Survey© Eurac Research - Ivo Corrà
Soil Survey© Eurac Research - Ivo Corrà
Soil Survey© Eurac Research - Ivo Corrà
Soil Survey© Eurac Research - Ivo Corrà
Soil Survey© Eurac Research - Ivo Corrà
Soil Survey© Eurac Research - Ivo Corrà
Soil Survey© Eurac Research - Ivo Corrà
Publications
Global maps of soil temperature
Lembrechts JJ, van den Hoogen J, […], Della Chiesa S, Niedrist G, Seeber J, Steinwandter M, […] (2022)
Journal article
Global Change Biology

More information: https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.16060

https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.16060

https://hdl.handle.net/10863/23413

Evaluating changes in insect-microorganism relationships along an altitudinal gradient
Colla F, Hauffe CH, Illmer P, Seeber J (2021)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: XXVI Congresso Nazionale Italiano di Entomologia. | Torino/Online. | 8.6.2021 - 8.6.2021

https://hdl.handle.net/10863/18860

Biodiversity in hay meadows: effects of intensive agriculture on ground-dwelling macro-invertebrates
Plunger J, Steinwandter M, Guariento E, Colla F, Rief A, Seeber J (2021)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: Global Symposium on Soil Biodiversity FAO | Rome/Online | 20.4.2021 - 20.4.2021

https://hdl.handle.net/10863/18823

Biodiversity and community structure of soil invertebrates along management intensity gradients
Guariento E, Plunger J, Filippo C, Steinwandter M, Tappeiner U, Seeber J, Colla F (2021)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: XVIII International Colloquium on Soil Zoology (ICSZ2021) | Bozen | 16.8.2021 - 21.8.2021

https://hdl.handle.net/10863/18822

Soil macro-invertebrate communities along land use intensity gradients in a mountain region
Guariento E, Plunger J, Colla F, Steinwandter M, Rief A, Tappeiner U, Seeber J (2021)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: XXVI Congresso Nazionale Italiano di Entomologia. | Torino/Online. | 8.6.2021 - 8.6.2021

https://hdl.handle.net/10863/18957

Biodiversity in hay meadows: effects of intensive agriculture on ground-dwelling macro-invertebrates
Plunger J, Steinwandter M, Guariento E, Colla F, Rief A, Seeber J (2021)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: XVIII International Colloquium on Soil Zoology (ICSZ2021) | Bozen | 16.8.2021 - 21.8.2021

https://hdl.handle.net/10863/18999

High alpine soil macro-invertebrates: First results from three elevation gradients
Steinwandter M, Seeber J (2021)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: XVIII International Colloquium on Soil Zoology (ICSZ2021) | Bozen | 16.8.2021 - 21.8.2021

https://hdl.handle.net/10863/19394

Vergleich der Boden-Wanzenfauna in extensiv und intensiv bewirtschafteten Wiesen und Obstkulturen
Hilpold A, Guariento E, Tappeiner U, Seeber J (2021)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: 47. Treffen der „Arbeitsgruppe Mitteleuropäischer Heteropterologen“ | Bozen | 27.8.2021 - 29.8.2021

https://hdl.handle.net/10863/19517

Soil invertebrate abundance, diversity, and community composition across steep high elevation snowmelt gradients in the European Alps
Seeber J, Newesely C, Steinwandter M, Rief A, Koerner C, Tappeiner U, Meyer E (2021)
Journal article
Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research

More information: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15230430.2021.1 ...

https://doi.org/10.1080/15230430.2021.1982665

https://hdl.handle.net/10863/20187

Xantholinus audrasi (Coiffait, 1956) (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae), new record for South Tyrol
Colla F, Zanetti A, Guariento E, Plunger J, Seeber J (2021)
Journal article
Gredleriana

More information: https://www.natura.museum/de/forschung/publikationen/

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5141216

https://hdl.handle.net/10863/20424

Soil survey in agricultural environments within the Biodiversity Monitoring South Tyrol (BMS)
Plunger J, Seeber J, Steinwandter M, Guariento E, Hilpold A, Tappeiner U (2021)
Conference proceedings article

Conference: Global Symposium on Soil Biodiversity FAO | Rome/Online | 20.4.2021 - 20.4.2021

More information: https://www.fao.org/3/cb4306en/cb4306en.pdf

https://doi.org/10.4060/cb7374en

https://hdl.handle.net/10863/20574

Biodiversity in hay meadows: effects of intensive agriculture on ground-dwelling macro-invertebrates
Plunger J, Steinwandter M, Guariento E, Colla F, Rief A, Seeber J (2021)
Conference proceedings article

Conference: Global Symposium on Soil Biodiversity FAO | Rome/Online | 20.4.2021 - 20.4.2021

More information: https://doi.org/10.4060/cb7374en

https://doi.org/10.4060/cb7374en

https://hdl.handle.net/10863/20512

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Charles University

German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv)

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Erich Ignaz Tasser

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Ulrike Tappeiner

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Biodiversity Monitoring South Tyrol

Biodiversity Monitoring South Tyrol

Duration: December 2018 - June 2022Funding: Internal funding EURAC (Project)

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