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Month: June 2011

Mite drawings for the webpage

Mite drawings for the webpage

We have been working to update the lab mite webpage (http://www.zoology.ubc.ca/~srivast/mites/index.html) with the new morphospecies we found over the last year. I thought I would share some of the beautiful mite and springtail drawings that were done my work-learn student, Pamela Matute. -Gennifer Meldrum, June 24, 2011

Beautiful Soil Mites

Beautiful Soil Mites

I recently finished sorting the samples for my Masters experiment! The project is investigating how dispersal rate and synchronicity of disturbance across the landscape influence biodiversity and community resilience to disturbance. This is a photo of the experimental landscapes I established with different levels of connectivity and different disturbance regimes: It took five months to sort the 120 samples. We counted 29,912 microarthropods (mites and springtails) in total. I will post more information on how many species we found as…

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