Russian Journal of Ecology, Vol. 35, No. 5, 2004, pp. 343–345. Translated from Ekologiya, No. 5, 2004, pp. 386–388. Original Russian Text Copyright © 2004 by Egorova. SHORT COMMUNICATIONS Reducers in the Plant Debris of Wild Fruit and Forest Trees and Shrubs on Sandy Lands in the Semidesert Zone of Stavropol Krai E. M. Egorova Kabardino-Balkar State Agricultural Academy, ul. Tarchokova 1, Nalchik, 360030 Russia Received April 14, 2003 Key words: earthworms, plant debris, litter, fruit species, reducers, biological capacity of the environment, act- inomycetes, animals, forest species, sands. The main sandy areas in the continental part of the fall (October–November) on segments of polyethylene Northern Caucasus are situated in the northeastern part ﬁlm ﬁxed on the ground and covering the inter-row of Stavropol krai and neighboring republics of the spaces over the distance between neighboring trees. region. Specialists agree that these areas are the main The debris was separated into the leaf and twig frac- accumulators of groundwater, which is explained by tions, and their dry weight was measured. condensation of evaporated moisture from the air The number of earthworms in the upper soil layer (Kulik, 1979; Vinogradov, 1980; Petrov, 1981). (0–10 cm) was determined in 1 ×
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Published: Dec 27, 2004
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