oa African Zoology - A comparative, quantitative study of the microarthropods in different types of pasture soil

Volume 2, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1562-7020
  • E-ISSN: 2224-073X



The accumulation of organic matter in the soil as a result of the growth of plants and the inhabitation of the soil by animals is an important process. The relative rate of activity of various soil-developing processes is modified by the type of vegetation cover and by the animal and plant life inhabiting it. At the same time the type of vegetation occupying a soil area and the animal life within it are influenced by the properties of the soil. The smaller animal forms play a greater part in modifying chemical and physical properties of soils than do larger animals.

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