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A preliminary study of bryophytes and invertebrates of soil crusts in the Little Desert National Park and surrounds

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posted on 2006-01-01, 00:00 authored by J Milne, Megan ShortMegan Short, K Beckmann
This study is preliminary to ongoing investigations of soil crusts and associated invertebrates in north-west Victoria, focusing on the Little Desert National Park. Ninety quadrats from nine sites were sampled. Eighteen bryophyte species (nine mosses, nine liverworts) were identified within the quadrats. All invertebrates were from the Phylum Arthropoda. Overall abundance and diversity of invertebrates was low. While sampling in the drier months is valuable for observing the dynamics of soil crusts in this region, a more comprehensive assessment of species diversity is gained by sampling
during wetter periods.

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Journal

Victorian naturalist

Volume

123

Issue

4

Pagination

195 - 203

Publisher

Field Naturalists Club of Victoria

Location

Melbourne, Vic.

ISSN

0042-5184

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

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