Absolute Population Estimates by Sampling a Unit of Habitat — Soil and Litter

  • T. R. E. Southwood


The extraction methods described here can be used not only with soil and with plant and animal debris, litter and dung, but also with plant material collected by suction apparatus or other means, the nests of vertebrates and the mud from ponds and rivers. The actual methods for obtaining the samples from these other habitats are discussed in Chapters 4 and 6.


Magnesium Sulphate Soil Animal Soil Nematode Flotation Method Soil Arthropod 
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