Mites (Acari) of the Białowieża Primeval Forest – pod redakcją Jerzego Błoszyka & Agnieszki Napierały
Mites (Acari) of the Białowieża Primeval Forest
Pod redakcją: Jerzego Błoszyka i Agnieszki Napierały
The research presented in this publication was conducted in the area of the Białowieża Primeval Forest, which is a unique forest complex with one of the last and largest remaining parts of the immense primeval forest in Europe. The aim of the study was to establish the species composition, community structure and habitat preferences of Uropodina (Acari, Mesostigmata) and Ptyctimous mites (Acari, Oribatida) in both legally protected and economic areas of the Białowieża Primeval Forest. The analyzed material contained 32 species of Uropodina and 22 species of Ptyctimous mites. The results of the research show that legally protected areas of Białowieża Primeval Forest as well as not protected areas, are important habitat for many species of mites from the studied groups.