Publication: Spatial distribution of soil nematodes relates to soil organic matter and lifestrategy

Published on
October 3, 2019

Relatively little is known about the spatial distribution of nematode at field scale. Here we generated ’nemascapes’, below-ground maps that show the spatial distribution of 48 nematode taxa.

This selection includes plant-parasites, bacterivores, fungivores, and predators. This paper pinpoints the rol of organic matter content and life strategy on this distribution, and has both academic (soil ecology) and practical (soil sampling strategy) implications.