Article 7115

Title of the article

SOIL-INHABITED TESTATE AMOEBAE COMMUNITY PATTERNS
ALONG CATENAS IN THE FOREST-STEPPE NATIVE ZONE 

Authors

Mazei Yuri Alexandrovich, Doctor of biological sciences, professor, sub-department of zoology and ecology, Penza State University (40 Krasnaya street, Penza, Russia), yurimazei@mail.ru
Embulaeva Elena Alexandrovna, Candidate of biological sciences, researcher, sub-department of zoology and ecology, Penza State University (40 Krasnaya street, Penza, Russia), embulaewa@mail.ru

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593.11

Abstract

Background. The aim of the study was to investigate testate amoebae community patterns along one catena of a forest-steppe type and two catenas of a forest type in the forest-steppe native zone in Middle Volga Region.
Materials and methods. The study was conducted in 2007. A forest-steppe catena was located in the Ostrovysovskaya forest-steppe territory. The catena was divided into five parts: a steppe meadow in the watershed, a blackthorn bush and an aspen forest in the slope, an alder forest and a willow forest in the ravine bottom. The forest catenas were located in the outskirts of Penza-city in the 'Svetlaya polyana' teritory. The first catena started from an oak forest in the watershed, continued as an aspen forest in the slope and finished as an alder forest and a meadow in the river floodplain. The second catena represented a transition starting from a pine forest via spruce and birch woods towards a willow bush and a fen.
Results. There is clear shift of the testate amoebae community composition and structure along the catenas. This reflects a transformation of automorphous habitats on the watersheds to a hygromorphous and hydromorphous environment on the floodplains. However, some species represented a eurytopic group (Cyclopyxis kahli, Centropyxis sylvatica, Centropyxis aerophila sphagnicola, Trinema complanatum) and occur in the communitites at different catenary levels.
Conclusions. The general community pattern appeared in increasing of species richness and abundance of testate amoebae down along the catena. However, there were some exceptions from this pattern reflecting peculiarities of the concrete environment. No increasing of species richness have been detected in transitional zones.

Key words

testate amoebae, community structure, forest-steppe, catena.

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