Testate amoebae - past present and future

Steve Coupe, Humphrey Smith

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

Records of the testate amoeba fauna of soils have accumulated throughout the 20th century from numerous sites on all the Earth's continents, ranging from equatorial to polar, with analyses of species assemblages in relation to environmental conditions – especially hydrological. Testates have considerable potential to be used as indicators of environmental change and to give insight into the processes of microbial biogeography and speciation. Small ubiquitous species may have an essential role in the biological succcession as soils develop from mineral substrates. Present knowledge suggests that future research in these areas will be of high value
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)367-369
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Protistology
Volume37
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001

Fingerprint

Amoeba
Soil
Minerals

Keywords

  • Testate amoebae
  • Biogeography
  • Climatic change
  • colonisation

Cite this

Testate amoebae - past present and future. / Coupe, Steve; Smith, Humphrey.

In: European Journal of Protistology, Vol. 37, No. 4, 2001, p. 367-369.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Coupe, Steve ; Smith, Humphrey. / Testate amoebae - past present and future. In: European Journal of Protistology. 2001 ; Vol. 37, No. 4. pp. 367-369.
@article{92fb7b9b998b4b4abef49d79eb4fcc8b,
title = "Testate amoebae - past present and future",
abstract = "Records of the testate amoeba fauna of soils have accumulated throughout the 20th century from numerous sites on all the Earth's continents, ranging from equatorial to polar, with analyses of species assemblages in relation to environmental conditions – especially hydrological. Testates have considerable potential to be used as indicators of environmental change and to give insight into the processes of microbial biogeography and speciation. Small ubiquitous species may have an essential role in the biological succcession as soils develop from mineral substrates. Present knowledge suggests that future research in these areas will be of high value",
keywords = "Testate amoebae, Biogeography, Climatic change, colonisation",
author = "Steve Coupe and Humphrey Smith",
year = "2001",
doi = "10.1078/0932-4739-00352",
language = "English",
volume = "37",
pages = "367--369",
journal = "European Journal of Protistology",
issn = "0932-4739",
publisher = "Elsevier",
number = "4",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Testate amoebae - past present and future

AU - Coupe, Steve

AU - Smith, Humphrey

PY - 2001

Y1 - 2001

N2 - Records of the testate amoeba fauna of soils have accumulated throughout the 20th century from numerous sites on all the Earth's continents, ranging from equatorial to polar, with analyses of species assemblages in relation to environmental conditions – especially hydrological. Testates have considerable potential to be used as indicators of environmental change and to give insight into the processes of microbial biogeography and speciation. Small ubiquitous species may have an essential role in the biological succcession as soils develop from mineral substrates. Present knowledge suggests that future research in these areas will be of high value

AB - Records of the testate amoeba fauna of soils have accumulated throughout the 20th century from numerous sites on all the Earth's continents, ranging from equatorial to polar, with analyses of species assemblages in relation to environmental conditions – especially hydrological. Testates have considerable potential to be used as indicators of environmental change and to give insight into the processes of microbial biogeography and speciation. Small ubiquitous species may have an essential role in the biological succcession as soils develop from mineral substrates. Present knowledge suggests that future research in these areas will be of high value

KW - Testate amoebae

KW - Biogeography

KW - Climatic change

KW - colonisation

U2 - 10.1078/0932-4739-00352

DO - 10.1078/0932-4739-00352

M3 - Article

VL - 37

SP - 367

EP - 369

JO - European Journal of Protistology

JF - European Journal of Protistology

SN - 0932-4739

IS - 4

ER -