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Intra-population spatial structure of the land snail Vallonia pulchella (Müller, 1774) (Gastropoda; Pulmonata; Valloniidae)

Kunakh, O. N. and Kramarenko, S. S. and Zhukov, A. V. and Zadorozhnaya, G. A. and Kramarenko, A. S. (2018) Intra-population spatial structure of the land snail Vallonia pulchella (Müller, 1774) (Gastropoda; Pulmonata; Valloniidae). Ruthenica, 28 (3). pp. 91-99. ISSN ISSN 2307-7336 (Online), ISSN 0136-0027 (Print)

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Abstract

ABSTRACT. This paper summarizes the mechanisms behind the patterning of the intra-population spatial arrangement of the land snail Vallonia pulchella in terms of edaphic and vegetation properties. The mol- luscs were collected from a regular grid in recultivated soil (the research station of Dnipro State Agrarian and Economic University, Pokrov, Ukraine). As predictors of the snail population abundance, spatial variables were used, as well as edaphic and vegetation indices. It is shown that V. pulchella prefers microsites character- ized by higher soil electrical conductivity, which con- tain larger aggregate fractions with low mechanical im- pedance and the low temperature at the depth of 0-10 cm, with a more developed dead plant layer, low-light and low hygromorph and heliomorph index values of the vegetation.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Наука > Екологія
Q Наука > QL Зоологія
Divisions: Хіміко-біологічний факультет > Кафедра екологічної безпеки та раціонального природокористування
Depositing User: Кафедра екології та зоології
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2019 13:35
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2019 05:51
URI: http://eprints.mdpu.org.ua/id/eprint/6102

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