Community Structure of Collembola Affected by Fire Frequency

  • D. L. Dindal
  • L. J. Metz
Part of the Proceedings in Life Sciences book series (LIFE SCIENCES)


The Collembola are among the most common insects found in forest soils. They are an important segment of the soil mesofauna and contribute to decomposition processes by reducing organic material to smaller bits, thereby increasing the surface area making it more susceptible to attack by fungi and bacteria. They also feed on and spread fungal spores and bacteria (Christen, 1975; Chap. 9 this vol.). By these actions they contribute to the cycling of nutrients in the forest.


Fire Frequency Probability Class Prescribe Burning Burned Site Interspecific Relationship 
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  • D. L. Dindal
  • L. J. Metz

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