Seasonal Changes in Species Diversity and Dominance Structure in Communities of Oribatid Mites (Acari, Oribatei) in Megalopolis Green Areas

Shevchenko O. S, Kolodochka L. A.



Species complexes of oribatid mites in soil and litter in 10 plots in green areas of different parts of Kyiv city in April–September 2011 were studied. In total, 107 species of 76 genera of 44 families of oribatids were found. Trends of seasonal fluctuations of species diversity and dominance structure of oribatids in studied plots were assessed.