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DOI 10.1002/ps.7434
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Title (Primary) Bamboo invasion alters Collembola community composition varying with life-forms
Author Long, K.; Yin, R.; Kardol, P.; Wei, Q.; Li, Y.; Huang, J.
Source Titel Pest Management Science
Year 2023
Department BZF
Volume 79
Issue 7
Page From 2517
Page To 2526
Language englisch
Topic T5 Future Landscapes
Keywords Community composition; High-throughput sequencing; Life-form; Molecular ecology; Plant invasion; Soil fauna


Plant invasions are global concern. In eastern China, bamboo is rapidly expanding, negatively influencing neighbouring forest communities. However, the studies on how bamboo invasion affects belowground communities, especially for soil invertebrates, are still lacking. In the present study, we focused on a highly abundant and diverse fauna taxon – Collembola. Collembola communities have three typical life-forms (i.e., epedaphic, hemiedaphic and euedaphic) inhabiting different soil layers and playing distinct roles in ecological processes. Specifically, we studied their abundance, diversity, and community composition at the three stages of bamboo invasion: uninvaded secondary broadleaf forest, moderately invaded mixed bamboo forest, and completely invaded bamboo (Phyllostachys edulis) forest.


Our results showed that bamboo invasion negatively influenced Collembola communities by decreasing their abundance and diversity. Moreover, Collembola life-forms differed in their responses to bamboo invasion, with surface-dwelling Collembola being more vulnerable to bamboo invasion than soil-living Collembola.


Our findings indicate differential response patterns to bamboo invasion within Collembola communities. The negative effects of bamboo invasion on soil surface-dwelling Collembola may further influence ecosystem functioning.

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Long, K., Yin, R., Kardol, P., Wei, Q., Li, Y., Huang, J. (2023):
Bamboo invasion alters Collembola community composition varying with life-forms
Pest Manag. Sci. 79 (7), 2517 - 2526 10.1002/ps.7434