The aim of this research proposal is to determine the diversity, abundance and fitness of the soil Arthropods (including Arachnida, Collembola, and Insecta) population in a diverse sampling point. Arthropods known as an quality indicators of the environment that supports other living creatures in their area. The bio-indicators can be organisms or biological responses which presence is a marker of environmental conditions. Arthropods is one  of the bio indicators that lives in the underground, surface of the land, and also bellow the water and sediments. Arthropods has many different responses to pollutants entering their home and its our duty to find a marker which can be used as a practical bio-indicator of good environmental value. In this study we are focusing on the identification and biodiversity management of soil arthropods. Soil Arthropods are the main character  in which could be a potentially use to enhance Gaskell Sand Quarry ecosystem . Gaskell Sand Quarry is the right area for the study proposal object because it has various condition of the lands, so that it can be used as sampling object of Arthropods population to understand therichness and diversity of the species, pattern of distribution, the environmental factors that support the lives of this creature, and also to rising awarness of environmental protection and biodiversity management. Arthropods, with over a million species described, are ubiquitous throughout different environments.

Site Induction, Soil Composition in Gaskell Sand Quarry

The types of sand that we found on the site were top soil, yellow quartz sand, white sand (silica sand). They may have broken away from their source rocks millions or even hundreds of millions of years ago and have perhaps seen several lithification and weathering cycles

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01sep

DIVERSITY OF THE SPECIES, SPECIES RESEARCH FOUND (SITE B)

Here are some species that we found on the site, some are detritivore, predator, scavengers, insect predators, phythophagous, and also an ant.

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18aug

DIVERSITY OF THE SPECIES, SPECIES RESEARCH FOUND (SITE B)

Here are some species that we found on the site, some are detritivore, predator, scavengers, insect predators, phythophagous, and also an ant.

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18aug

DIVERSITY OF THE SPECIES, SPECIES RESEARCH FOUND (SITE A)

Here are some species that we found on the site, some are detritivore, predator, scavengers, insect predators, phythophagous, and also an ant.

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18aug

DIVERSITY OF THE SPECIES, SPECIES RESEARCH FOUND (SITE A)

Here are some species that we found on the site, some are detritivore, predator, scavengers, insect predators, phythophagous, and also an ant.

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18aug

DIVERSITY OF THE SPECIES, SPECIES RESEARCH FOUND (SITE A)

Here are some species that we found on the site, some are detritivore, predator, scavengers, insect predators, phythophagous, and also an ant.

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18aug

DIVERSITY OF THE SPECIES, SPECIES RESEARCH FOUND (SITE A)

Here are some species that we found on the site, some are detritivore, predator, scavengers, insect predators, phythophagous, and also an ant.

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18aug

Samples Were Collected on Site

Thirty three samples were collected from each of the sampling areas

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23jul

Site Sampling for Biodiversity of Soil Arthropods in Gaskell Sand Quarry

On April 24th, we were collecting a sample of soil Arthropods in the rehabilitation site of Gaskell Sands Quarry.

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25apr

First Time Site Induction to Gaskell Sand Quarry

Gaskell Sand Quarry has a potential of sand minerals, and the quality of its can and could be potentially measured by using a soil arthropods as a bio indicators. Soil arthropods has a great impact in the environmental changing and abiotic factors such us a pollutant, chemical, climate change, diversity of plant species, soil composition, and also water source. Gaskell sand quarry has three kind of soil compounds which is the white sands of silica, the yellow sands, and the top soil. Based on...

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24apr