Journals : SERBD-IJMS

Category : Life Sciences
Type : Research Article
Title : GREEN ROOFS SUPPORT A WIDE DIVERSITY OF COLLEMBOLA IN URBAN GRASSLAND AREA OF FIROZABAD
Submitted By : Madhu Mehra
Corresponding Author : Madhu Mehra
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Member 1 : Madhu Mehra
ABSTRACT :
This work was conducted to detect changes in feeding habits of spring tails, related to their ecological niche in the ecosystem. Green roofs stone crop (Sedum pachyphyllum) rooftops of buildings. Loss in urban areas by supporting plant and animal communities. To determine whether green roofs can support collembolan biodiversity, we collected pitfall samples from March – May- 2014 on two extensive and two intensive green roofs in urban area (grassland), Firozabad. Most dominant ( Twenty mororphospecies) were found across the roofs, indicating that green roofs support a diversity of collembolan taxa. The intensive roofs (which are so named as they require more intensive care), per Getter Rowe (2006) though roofs type may not be the most significant factor affecting collembolan biodiversity. Each of the four green roofs possessed a different set of top three abundant collembolan taxa. Green roofs support moderate collembola diversity, preserving natural habitat is important to maintain species richness.
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