The results are presented of studies on soil invertebrate communities (nematodes, springtails, and large invertebrates) in shore ecosystems near hydrogen sulfide springs in the valley of the Iska-Shor stream in the Adak reserve and along river valleys at the northern boundary of the taiga zone of the Komi Republic. The taxonomic richness of the studied invertebrate groups does not change between the sampling plots. The total abundance and the abundance of individual trophic groups of springtails and large soil invertebrates decrease in plant communities near the outlet of sulfide waters, but the structure of these groups remains similar between the plots. On the contrary, the structure of nematode complexes differs between the ecosystems of the river valleys and near the hydrogen sulfide springs, where the abundance of mycotrophs increases.
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The authors are grateful to members of the Ecoanalytical Laboratory for the chemical analysis of soils, as well as to the anonymous reviewer for valuable comments on the content of the paper.
This study was supported by the program of the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences “Biodiversity of Invertebrates in Extreme Climatic Conditions of the Subarctic (the Urals and Adjacent Areas)” (no. AAAA-A18-118011390005) and by state assignment topic “Distribution, Systematics, and Spatial Organization of the Fauna and Population of Terrestrial and Aquatic Animals of Taiga and Tundra Ecosystems in the European Northeast of Russia” (no. AAAA-A17-117112850235-2).
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Taskaeva, A.A., Konakova, T.N., Kolesnikova, A.A. et al. Communities of Soil Invertebrates near Iska-Shor Hydrogen Sulfide Springs in the Adak Nature Reserve (Komi Republic). Russ J Ecol 52, 76–83 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1134/S1067413621010136
- large soil invertebrates
- coastal habitats
- Adak Nature Reserve
- Komi Republic