Nematode community structure as a bioindicator in environmental monitoring

T. Bongers, H. Ferris

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Four of every five multicellular animals on the planet are nematodes. They occupy any niche that provides an available source of organic carbon in marine, freshwater and terrestrial environments. Nematodes vary in sensitivity to pollutants and environmental disturbance. Recent development of indices that integrate the responses of different taxa and trophic groups to perturbation provides a powerful basis for analysis of faunal assemblages in soil as in situ environmental assessment systems.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6-228
JournalTrends in Ecology and Evolution
Publication statusPublished - 1999

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