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Contemporary Problems of Ecology

2014 year, number 6

The Forest-Tundra Soil Invertebrate Communities under Conditions of Technogenic Pollution

1V. N. Sukachev Institute of Forest SB RAS, 660036, Krasnoyarsk, Akademgorodok, 50/28
2Siberian Federal University, 660041, Krasnoyarsk, Svobody ave., 79
Keywords: forest-tundra ecosystems, structure of meso- and mаcrofauna, heavy metal pollution


The study of soil invertebrate communities in the forest-tundra area under technogenic pollution showed that the further from the pollution source the higher the density of soil invertebrates. Dependence of meso- and mаcrofauna on the concentration of heavy metals (Ni, Co, Cu, Pb) in forest litter was revealed. Low density and diversity of large saprophages, degradation of litter invertebrate complex and increasing abundance of predators and phytophagous species indicated the depressed state of forest-tundra ecosystems affected by anthropogenic impact.