A K Hazra
Articles written in Proceedings – Animal Sciences
Volume 92 Issue 6 November 1983 pp 453-466
The paper deals with the findings on some aspect of ecology of
Volume 93 Issue 7 December 1984 pp 675-689
The above ground and underground grassland ecosystem showed qualitative and quantitative variations in flora and fauna, being less in number on the above ground part and maximum in the underground part. In the experimental area of grassland, microarthropod population was maximum (59·04%) followed by the populations of grasshoppers (31·49%) and Collembola (9·47%). The fungi population and other soil microarthropods showed a direct correlation with the soil moisture. Maximum grasshoppers were recorded when the vegetative growth of grasses was maximum. Activities of collembola and fungi in “humification” and “mineralization” in the grassland ecosystem are schematically illustrated.