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Methods and Difficulties of Sampling Stygofauna — An Overview

  • H. J. Hahn

Abstract

Groundwater is populated by a diverse fauna, the so called stygofauna. In Europe nearly 2000 species are known, which exclusively live in the groundwater (Rumm& Schminke2000). Stygofauna is highly adapted to its living space, but our knowledge of ecology and distribution is poor (Hahn& Friedrich1999). One of the reasons for that is, that there are no standardized methods of sampling stygofauna yet. Up to today quite different methods are used for sampling stygofauna, each has special advantages and disadvantages. Studies comparing methods of sampling stygofauna are rare. Thus the results of the different investigation on stygofauna are hardly comparable.

Keywords

Centrifugal Pump Hyporheic Zone Living Space Suction Pump Packer Sampler 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. J. Hahn
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  1. 1.Institut für Regionale Umweltforschung and Umweltbildung Universität LandauLandauGermany

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