Accession Number : ADP001279

Title :   ELF (Extremely Low Frequency) Communications System Ecological Monitoring Program. Soil and Litter Arthropoda and Earthworm Studies, Task 5.3. and 5.4.,

Corporate Author : MICHIGAN STATE UNIV EAST LANSING

Personal Author(s) : Snider,Richard J. ; Snider,Renate M.

Report Date : 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 47

Abstract : Seven potential study sites were located in the ELF system area, all in maple-basswood forest in similar stages of maturity. Field laboratory facilities were established, and equipment for faunal extraction was constructed on site. Arthropod and lumbricid faunas were sampled quantitatively and qualitatively in one of the sites, and approximately 1500 sample units were obtained from August through October. Analysis and identification of this faunal material will yield taxonomic composition, population density estimates, and activity patterns of the soil-litter invertebrate community in maple-dominated forest in the future ELF system area.

Descriptors :   *Forests, *Soil dynamics, *Invertebrates, *Electromagnetic fields, Monitoring, Base lines, Population, Arthropoda, Worms, Ecosystems, Response(Biology), Data acquisition

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE