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UK-SCAPE Survey underway

Following a successful training course near Kendal, five survey teams are now at large in the British countryside, collecting soil and recording vegetation information from a number of Countryside Survey sites as part of the Natural Environmental Research Council funded UK-SCAPE programme.  Surveying in 2019 continues until September.

Oribatid mites - new paper out

Oribatid mites show how climate and latitudinal gradients in organic matter can drive large-scale biodiversity patterns of soil communities
Caruso, Tancredi; Schaefer, Ina; Monson, Frank; Keith, Aidan M.. 2019 Journal of Biogeography. https://doi.org/10.1111/jbi.13501
 
Summary
 
The factors determining spatial distributions and diversity of terrestrial invertebrates are typically investigated at small scales.

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