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  • Ecological study of the forest litter meiofauna of a unique Scottish woodland 

    Krivtsov, Vladimir; Garside, Adam; Bezginova, Tanya; Thompson, Jacqueline A.; Palfreyman, John W.; Salmond, Ross; Liddell, Keith; Brendler, A.; Griffiths, Bryan S.; Watling, Roy; Staines, Harry J. (Brill Academic Publishers, 2006)
    The micro and meso-invertebrate abundance was measured, together with forest litter composition, in eight plots of differing vegetation (dominated by beech and birch) over a winter-spring period. The litter moisture content ...
  • Invasive slug pests and their parasites—temperature responses and potential implications of climate change 

    Wilson, Michael J.; Digweed, Alison J.; Brown, Jennifer; Ivanonva, Elena S.; Hapca, Simona M. (Springer, 2015-05-10)
    It is generally accepted that climate change is likely to disrupt host-parasite relationships, but little consideration has been given to how this may affect agricultural pests. Here, we study the potential influence of ...
  • Movement of the parasitic nematode Phasmarhabditis hermaphrodita in the presence of mucus from the host slug Deroceras reticulatum 

    Hapca, Simona M.; Crawford, John W.; Rae, Robert; Wilson, Michael; Young, Iain M. (Elsevier Inc., 2007)
    Phasmarhabditis hermaphrodita is a parasitic nematode capable of killing several species of slugs including Deroceras reticulatum, the most widespread slug pest in the world. This nematode can control slug infestations in ...
  • Soil nitrogen availability is reflected in the bacterial pathway 

    Krivtsov, Vladimir; Griffiths, Bryan S.; Liddell, Keith; Garside, Adam; Salmond, Ross; Bezginova, Tanya; Thompson, Jacqueline A. (Elsevier, 2011-02)
    Measurements of concentrations of easily extractable soil nitrogen (N) were carried out on samples collected at the Heron Wood Reserve, Scotland, concurrently with investigations of N associated with total microbial biomass ...