Nicolai V & Herrmann A
Bodenbesiedelnde Spinnen (Arachnida, Araneae) eines Kiefernforstes bei Stücken in Brandenburg, Deutschland
Ground living spiders (Arachnida, Araneae) of a pine forest near Stücken in Brandenburg, Germany
Ground inhabiting spiders were investigated during the vegetation periods of , 1998 and 2000 in four pine forests of Brandenburg, Germany. 1995 three of them were managed in different ways and one area served as a control. In total 105 different species were found and the lowest number of species was found on the control area. Due to the management the pine forests got opened and xerophilous species could settle the areas. In total a heterogeneous species community was found on each area. From year to year high rates of species turnover were measured even for the dominant species (> 5 % of all collected individuals per area and year). Some endangered species in Brandenburg were collected as well.
Ground living spider fauna; pine forests; Brandenburg; communities; alteration of species assemblages