ISSN 10674136, Russian Journal of Ecology, 2010, Vol. 41, No. 1, pp. 67–70. © Pleiades Publishing, Ltd., 2010. Original Russian Text © K.B. Gongalsky, Zh.V. Filimonova, A.S. Zaitsev, 2010, published in Ekologiya, 2010, No. 1, pp. 70–73. Relationship between Soil Invertebrate Abundance and Soil Heavy Metal Contents in the Environs of the Kosogorsky Metallurgical Plant, Tula Oblast a b a K. B. Gongalsky , Zh. V. Filimonova , and A. S. Zaitsev Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution, Russian Academy of Sciences, Leninskii pr. 33, Moscow, 119071 Russia; email: email@example.com Tula State Pedagogical University, ul. Lenina 125, Tula, 300026 Russia Received March 28, 2008 Key words: industrial pollution, macrofauna, soil animals, heavy metals, spatial heterogeneity, SADIE. DOI: 10.1134/S1067413610010133 The spatial distribution of soil animals is an impor rounding area is significant (van Straalen et al., 2001). tant parameter of their populations that depends on A simultaneous analysis of the spatial distribution of both internal (community structure, abundance, and soil animals and heavy metals contents in the soil was individual parameters) and external factors (biotic and performed in the impact zone, 400 m from the plant. abiotic). Among the latter, industrial pollution plays a The herbaceous layer in this area
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