Soil quality - Sampling of soil intervebrates - Part 2: Sampling and extraction of micro-arthropods (Collembola and Acarina)
|Publication Date:||19 April 2006|
|ICS Code (Biological properties of soils):||13.080.30|
This part of ISO 23611 specifies a method for sampling, extracting and preserving collembolans and mites from field soils as a prerequisite for using these animals as bio-indicators (e.g. to assess the quality of a soil as a habitat for organisms). Basic information on the ecology of microarthropods and their use can be found in the references listed in the Bibliography. The sampling and extraction methods of this International Standard are applicable to almost all types of soils. Exceptions may be soils from extreme climatic conditions (hard, frozen or flooded soils) and other matrices than soil, e.g., tree trunks, plants or lichens.