Holm oaks form typical urban woodlands in the Mediterranean region. We aimed at characterizing the enchytraeid communities in these environments and searching for possible correlations with soil parameters, including the traffic contamination. Samples of litter and topsoil were collected at different spatial scales and seasons in Naples and Siena cities and in two suburban stands. Only the co-variation between pollution and other soil chemico-physical factors showed significant effects, whereas no direct effect of soil microbiology was detected. Some thermophilous Fridericia and Achaeta tolerate high concentrations of heavy metals and PAHs and their abundance was mainly determined by Ca bioavailability. Central-European mesophilous species increased significantly under more temperate environmental conditions. Different combinations of soil cohesiveness, grain size composition and moisture regime seem to select species of certain body sizes. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Rota, E., Caruso, T., Monaci, F., Baldantoni, D., De Nicola, F., Iovieno, P., et al. (2013). Effects of soil pollutants, biogeochemistry and microbiology on the distribution and composition of enchytraeid communities in urban and suburban holm oak stands. ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION, 179, 268-276 [10.1016/j.envpol.2013.04.026].

Effects of soil pollutants, biogeochemistry and microbiology on the distribution and composition of enchytraeid communities in urban and suburban holm oak stands

Rota, E.;Caruso, T.;Monaci, F.;Bargagli, R.
2013-01-01

Abstract

Holm oaks form typical urban woodlands in the Mediterranean region. We aimed at characterizing the enchytraeid communities in these environments and searching for possible correlations with soil parameters, including the traffic contamination. Samples of litter and topsoil were collected at different spatial scales and seasons in Naples and Siena cities and in two suburban stands. Only the co-variation between pollution and other soil chemico-physical factors showed significant effects, whereas no direct effect of soil microbiology was detected. Some thermophilous Fridericia and Achaeta tolerate high concentrations of heavy metals and PAHs and their abundance was mainly determined by Ca bioavailability. Central-European mesophilous species increased significantly under more temperate environmental conditions. Different combinations of soil cohesiveness, grain size composition and moisture regime seem to select species of certain body sizes. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Rota, E., Caruso, T., Monaci, F., Baldantoni, D., De Nicola, F., Iovieno, P., et al. (2013). Effects of soil pollutants, biogeochemistry and microbiology on the distribution and composition of enchytraeid communities in urban and suburban holm oak stands. ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION, 179, 268-276 [10.1016/j.envpol.2013.04.026].
File in questo prodotto:
File Dimensione Formato  
rotaenchy2013ENPO7024.pdf

non disponibili

Tipologia: Abstract
Licenza: NON PUBBLICO - Accesso privato/ristretto
Dimensione 797.04 kB
Formato Adobe PDF
797.04 kB Adobe PDF   Visualizza/Apri   Richiedi una copia

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: https://hdl.handle.net/11365/20225
 Attenzione

Attenzione! I dati visualizzati non sono stati sottoposti a validazione da parte dell'ateneo