Abundance data from soil macro- and mesofauna of alpine snowbeds in the European Alps (summer 2017)


This dataset represents abundance data from soil macro- and mesofauna from three alpine sites across the European Alps, sampled in summer 2017. The sites were: (1) Furka Pass, Uri, Switzerland, (2) Matsch Valley, South Tyrol, Italy, (3) Untersulzbach Valley, Salzburg, Austria, (4) Mallnitz, Carinthia, Austria, and (5) Innergschlöss, Tyrol, Austria. On each site we chose 3-6 snowbeds, where litter and soil core samples were taken. Each snowbed was subdivided into three sections: top (early snowmelt), middle, and bottom (late snowmelt). The data was used to evaluate how soil animal communities are responding to life conditions across snowbeds along a west-east transect of the European Alps, and to create a reference inventory for future investigations of climate change effects on snowbed ecosystems.

DOI https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.935737
Related Identifier https://doi.org/10.1080/15230430.2021.1982665
Metadata Access https://ws.pangaea.de/oai/provider?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=datacite4&identifier=oai:pangaea.de:doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.935737
Creator Seeber, Julia ORCID logo; Newesely, Christian; Steinwandter, Michael ORCID logo; Rief, Alexander; Körner, Christian ORCID logo; Tappeiner, Ulrike ORCID logo; Meyer, Erwin
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2021
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International; https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
OpenAccess true
Resource Type Publication Series of Datasets; Collection
Format application/zip
Size 2 datasets
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (8.419W, 46.578S, 13.183E, 47.167N)
Temporal Coverage Begin 2017-07-18T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2017-08-17T00:00:00Z