Of the multitude of archaeological and paleontological sites on the NCI that have produced microfaunal
remains, few have produced remains of amphibians possibly due to collection bias [too large of sieve size used during excavations, e.g., 1.58 mm (1/16"); although see Reddy and Erlandson 2012], or scope of research design not including potential of microfauna such as amphibians.
Our objectives were threefold: 1) to establish baseline characteristics of aquatic microfaunal
and microfloral assemblages against which to evaluate recent biotic changes in these freshwater ecosystems, 2) to assess the sensitivity of larval chironomid assemblages to temperature and infer past trends in summer air temperature using a chironomid-based transfer function, and 3) to explore possible connections between variations in diatom assemblages, sedimentological variables, and their relationship to changes in catchment dynamics in this region.
(1994a): Paleoenvironmental implications from ichnological and microfaunal
analyses of Bajocian Spotty Carbonates, Pieniny Klippen Belt, Polish Carpathians.
Later, [40,70,39] introduced the microfaunal
characteristics and assemblage zones for the Asmari Formation.
Caldwell, "Solar UV-B influences microfaunal
community composition in a Tierra del Fuego peatland," Soil Biology and Biochemistry, vol.
studies of the Lower Eocene Margala Hill Limestone of the Bandi area, Hazara, Pakistan, Pak.
As Jonathan Swift (1733) so eloquently put it, "So, naturalists observe, a flea has smaller fleas that on him prey; and these have smaller still to bite 'em; and so proceed ad infinitum." It is therefore not surprising that insects that arrive in new regions can potentially be hosts for a variety of unseen metazoans and microbes, including microscopic nematodes (typically ranging in size from about 160-2000 microns in length [fitting typical mesofaunal dimensions] and about 2-100 microns in width [fitting typical microfaunal
dimensions]), which are carried phoretically as dauer juveniles or as internal/external parasites in various life stages.
The light fraction (LF) is comprised largely of organic residues in various stages of decomposition; it also contains appreciable amounts of microbial and microfaunal
debris including fungal hyphae and spores (Janzen et al., 1992; Gregorich et al., 2006) and has a high concentration of organic C and N relative to that of the whole soil (Marriott & Wander, 2006).
They are Turonian in age (93.5-89.3 Ma) by association with dated faunal and microfaunal
Enu and Adegoke (1988) used microfacies and microfaunal
evidence to interpret the Ewekoro limestone occurring within the eastern Dahomey basin of south-western Nigeria as products of deposition in shallow marine environment.
2), containing rather rich and distinctive shelly and microfaunal
assemblages (see also Gailite et al.
Notes on the microfaunal
complement and pollination mechanisms of Poellnitzia rubriflora (Asphodelaceae: Alooideae): an example of mite-flower domatia association.