R. Bauer's scientific contributions

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Three series of food preference experiments with the isopod Porcellio scaber were carried out: (1) maple leaf discs (Acer pseudoplatanus) immediately after exposition to the excrements and mucus of Enchytraeus albidus (Clitellata: Enchytraeidae), (2) leaf discs after exposition and subsequent incubation for one week, and (3) leaf discs after exposi...
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Small spots of low vegetation on granite boulders in N Austria are inhabited by a characteristic collembolan coenosis. Ecophysiological properties of three frequent boulder-dwelling springtail species (representing two different life forms) were tested in field and laboratory experiments and related to the specific life habits. The euedaphic Onychi...

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... Changes in the microbial community in the environment might affect the isopods' performance. For example, isopods can detect food by the smell of the microbial components [51][52][53][54]. Food choice in a polluted environment could affect the uptake of bacteria and subsequently the distribution of normal allochthonous and autochthonous gut bacteria. ...
... The species spanning axis 1 can be differentiated accord ing to their lifeforms. P. armata is an euedaphic species, a "true soildweller" (Bauer and Christian, 1993), with only poor drought resistance (Hopkin, 1997). On the other hand, S. pumilis lives in the litter layer of soils of different humid ity levels (Bretfeld, 1999;Ponge, 2000) and is a mobile epigeic species (Salamon et al., 2004). ...