Life on a young moraine

Who are the pioneers on a fresh moraine? Predators like certain carabid beetles, spiders and Opiliones are present almost immediately, before any vegetation occurs. It is a paradox that predators are first. May be they eat springtails, which are also pioneers. Among plants, small moss colonies are typical pioneers.

Project start: 2007

Duration: long term

Project leader:

Sigmund Hågvar, Norwegian University of Life Sciences

 

Tags: carabid beetles, UMB, succession By Sigmund Hågvard
Published Feb. 4, 2013 12:31 PM - Last modified Feb. 11, 2013 11:10 AM