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Coulson S.J.,University Center in Svalbard | Fjellberg A.,Mageroveien 168 | Gwiazdowicz D.J.,University of Life Sciences in Poznań | Lebedeva N.V.,RAS Murmansk Marine Biological Institute | And 10 more authors.
Biological Invasions | Year: 2013

Forty six species of invertebrate were collected from the manure enriched imported soils below the abandoned cow sheds in the Russian mining town of Barentsburg, Svalbard. Of these, 11 (24 %) were new records for Svalbard, including Collembola, gamasid mites, Enchytraeidae and the first identified Lumbricidae. Many of the new records are species not frequently observed in the Arctic. It is hypothesized that these species arrived with the chernozem soils imported to Barentsburg for the greenhouses from central or southern European Russia, or with livestock. The observations presented here are the first records of human invertebrate introductions establishing in Svalbard outside of dwellings. It is not believed that the majority of new species records described present an immediate threat to the ecology of Svalbard but they may, especially Deuteraphorura variabilis, establish in the nutrient enriched floral communities beneath bird cliffs characteristic of Svalbard. © 2012 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.


Coulson S.J.,University Center in Svalbard | Fjellberg A.,Mageroveien 168 | Gwiazdowicz D.J.,University of Life Sciences in Poznań | Lebedeva N.V.,RAS Murmansk Marine Biological Institute | And 10 more authors.
Polar Research | Year: 2013

The terrestrial environment of the High Arctic consists of a mosaic of habitat types. In addition to the natural habitat diversity, various human-influenced types may occur. For the resident invertebrate fauna, these anthropogenic habitats may be either unusually favourable or detrimental. In the town of Barentsburg, Svalbard, soils were imported for the greenhouses from southern Russia. These soils were subsequently discarded outside the greenhouses and have become augmented with manure from the cowsheds. Both the greenhouse and the cowsheds are now derelict. This site represents an unusually nutrient-rich location with considerable development of organic soils, in stark contrast to the naturally forming organic soils in Svalbard, which are typically thin and nutrient poor. Few previous studies have examined the soil invertebrate communities of human-disturbed or -created habitats in the Arctic. In an often nutrient-poor terrestrial environment, it is unclear how the invertebrate fauna will react to such nutrient enhancement. In these soils, 46 species of invertebrates were determined. Eleven species have not been recorded from other habitats in Svalbard and are hence likely to have been introduced. The native species assemblage in the anthropogenic soils was not atypical for many natural sites in Svalbard. Despite the enriched organic soils and highly ameliorated winter temperature conditions, the soil invertebrate fauna biodiversity does not appear to be enhanced beyond the presence of certain probably introduced species. © 2013 S.J. Coulson et al.


A species new to the Scandinavian fauna, Decapauropus remyi (Bagnall), is reported from Norway. The original description is amended and a neotype is designated. Copyright © 2010 · Magnolia Press.


Coulson S.J.,University Center in Svalbard | Fjellberg A.,Mageroveien 168 | Snazell R.,Four Winds | Gwiazdowicz D.J.,University of Life Sciences in Poznań | And 2 more authors.
Geografiska Annaler, Series A: Physical Geography | Year: 2011

The Collembola, Araneae and gamasid mite fauna from the vicinity of Kinnvika on the island of Nordaustlandet in the Svalbard archipelago are described. Few records of the invertebrate fauna from this remote and climatically extreme region exist. Twenty-four species of Collembola were identified, of which three were new records for Nordaustlandet. None were new records for Svalbard. In addition, seven species of Araneae, three of which were new records for Nordaustlandet, and five species of gamasid mite, all new to Nordaustlandet, were collected. All invertebrates collected were already known from locations on the west coast of Spitsbergen. These records supplement the scarce current terrestrial invertebrate data for this region and contribute towards the baseline data for this region proposed to become an Arctic environmental reference area. © The authors 2011. Geografiska Annaler: Series A, Physical Geography © 2011 Swedish Society for Anthropology and Geography.


Greenslade P.,University of Vic | Greenslade P.,Australian National University | Greenslade P.,South Australian Museum | Fjellberg A.,Mageroveien 168
Zootaxa | Year: 2015

A new species and genus, Skadisotoma inpericulosa, is described from south-eastern Australia. It possesses some characters that are found in Tomoceridae, such as a long cylindrical dens that is medially bent and a mucro with at least six teeth of different sizes and three setae but in other characters it resembles an isotomid. In this it shows similarities to the Boreal genus Mucronia Fjellberg, but differs from it in the possession of spines on the dens and in some chaetotaxic characters. Copyright © 2015 Magnolia Press.


Babenko A.,RAS Severtsov Institute of Ecology | Fjellberg A.,Mageroveien 168
Zoologicheskii Zhurnal | Year: 2016

A r evis ion of the Onychiurid fauna of th e North-East of Russiais perfor med bas ed on recent s amples and older expedition material from the Chukchi Peninsula and Magadan Province. Three new species, Psyllaphorura olga sp. n. (Hymenaphorurini), Allonychiurus completus sp. n. (Thalassaphorurini) and Onychiurus fraterculi sp. n. (Onychiurini), are described; Protaphorura macrodentata (Hammer 1953) (Protaphorurini) is re-described based on the types and recent material. As a result, the total number of well-defined species and unidentified forms registered in the region reached 44. The peculiarities of the family's regional fauna point to its uniqueness and isolated position compared to other northern territories. Similarities in faunal composition of the studied group in the North-East of Russia and Alaska conform to the generally accepted opinion about a common Cenozoic history of their biotas.


Babenko A.B.,RAS Severtsov Institute of Ecology | Fjellberg A.,Mageroveien 168
ZooKeys | Year: 2015

The paper is devoted to a taxonomic review of Oligaphorurini from the north-eastern part of Palaearctic. Two new species, i.e. Oligaphorura ambigua sp. n. and O. duocellata sp. n., are described. Four species, O. nataliae (Fjellberg, 1987), O. interrupta (Fjellberg, 1987), O. pingicola (Fjellberg, 1987), and Micraphorura alnus (Fjellberg, 1987), are redescribed on base of the types and new material, and remarks on other species known for the region, O. groenlandica (Tullberg, 1876), O. ursi (Fjellberg, 1984), O. aborigensis (Fjellberg, 1987), and M. absoloni (Börner, 1901), are given to clarify their generic affiliation. Finally, merits and disadvantages of the current subdivision of the tribe are discussed and a key to the northern species of the tribe is provided. Copyright Anatoly B. Babenko, Arne Fjellberg


PubMed | South Australian Museum and Mageroveien 168
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Zootaxa | Year: 2015

A new species and genus, Skadisotoma inpericulosa, is described from south-eastern Australia. It possesses some characters that are found in Tomoceridae, such as a long cylindrical dens that is medially bent and a mucro with at least six teeth of different sizes and three setae but in other characters it resembles an isotomid. In this it shows similarities to the Boreal genus Mucronia Fjellberg, but differs from it in the possession of spines on the dens and in some chaetotaxic characters.


PubMed | Mageroveien 168 and RAS Severtsov Institute of Ecology
Type: | Journal: ZooKeys | Year: 2015

The paper is devoted to a taxonomic review of Oligaphorurini from the north-eastern part of Palaearctic. Two new species, i.e. Oligaphoruraambigua sp. n. and Oligaphoruraduocellata sp. n., are described. Four species, Oligaphoruranataliae (Fjellberg, 1987), Oligaphorurainterrupta (Fjellberg, 1987), Oligaphorurapingicola (Fjellberg, 1987), and Micraphoruraalnus (Fjellberg, 1987), are redescribed on base of the types and new material, and remarks on other species known for the region, Oligaphoruragroenlandica (Tullberg, 1876), Oligaphoruraursi (Fjellberg, 1984), Oligaphoruraaborigensis (Fjellberg, 1987), and Micraphoruraabsoloni (Brner, 1901), are given to clarify their generic affiliation. Finally, merits and disadvantages of the current subdivision of the tribe are discussed and a key to the northern species of the tribe is provided.


Fjellberg A.,Mageroveien 168
Zootaxa | Year: 2010

Descriptions of Collembola from glaciers, snowfields and cold water seeps in Alaska, British Columbia, Alberta, Washington and Oregon are presented. Myopia alaskana Christiansen and Bellinger, and Desoria uniens Christiansen and Bellinger are redescribed. The following new species are described: Desoria albicornis sp. n., Desoria triangularissp. n., Desoria ater sp. n., Desoria garibaldii sp. n., Desoria pilifrons sp. n., Desoria cryophila sp. n., Desoria rosea sp. n., Desoria olympica sp. n., Desoria capra sp. n. and Gnathisotoma spinolabris sp. n. One new genus, Mucronia gen. n.and its type species Mucronia enigmatica sp. n. are described from Alaska. The new genus possesses some characters of both the Isotomidae and Tomoceridae having a lobed post antennal organ and a mucro with two setae. © 2010 · Magnolia Press.

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