Special Issue "Biodiversity of Mites"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 July 2020).
Interests: mesostigmatic mites; taxonomy, ecology; zoogeography; parasitology; bioindicators
The world of mites, being exceptionally diverse and rich, may be analyzed both in historical and geographical terms. It is commonly known that these tiny, ubiquitous invertebrates are found both in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems; additionally, they are relatively abundant in the aeroplankton. The species composition and character of their assemblages vary, and they are different in polar, temperate, and tropical regions. All the abovementioned factors force scientists to apply a unique approach to research problems and specifically define the aims of their investigations. For example, the oldest mite specimens trapped in amber are several dozen million years old and require a methodology differing from that used in the case of extant species, which are the basis for taxonomic (including genetic) or ecological analyses.
Nature is a highly complex system, a web of interdependencies between species and their assemblages and their habitats. An important role in this ecological system is played by mites, as they may also be used as bioindicators. For this reason, both their richness and a better understanding of their multifaceted impact on the natural environment will promote a more effective biodiversity conservation.
The Special Issue of "Biodiversity of Mites" will provide a platform facilitating a review of current knowledge on the subject, identify the current research problems, as well as indicate directions and research trends for the future.
Prof. Dr. Dariusz J. Gwiazdowicz
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