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Vertical and temporal distribution of free-living nematodes dwelling in two sandy-bed streams fed by helocrene springs

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We monitored for 1 year the sediment nematofauna of two headwater streams located near water resurgence from typical helocrene springs. Nematode community composition, benthic organic matter (BOM) and chlorophyll a(BChl  a) were assessed in two sediment layers (0-5 and 5-10 cm depth), providing insights into nematode vertical distribution. Globally, the density, diversity and functional richness of nematodes were lower in the upper sediments, although important amounts of BChl  awere available there. The assemblages differed markedly between springs, with only 41 shared species from a total of 120 species, suggesting stochastic horizontal distribution even at small geographical scales (<5 km). Bacterial-feeding nematodes dominated in the upper sediments, whereas omnivorous, fungal- and plant-feeding nematodes thrived in the deeper sediments. Reproduction by the dominant algal-feeding species, Prodesmodora arctica, was detected in August. The substantial presence of juveniles throughout the year highlighted the importance of parthenogenetic reproduction.

Affiliations: 1: University of Bielefeld, Animal Ecology, Konsequenz 45, 33615 Bielefeld, Germany

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