IJSRP, Volume 9, Issue 1, January 2019 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
ALICE SITLHOU & THINGBAIJAM BINOY SINGH
Wildfire is the most dominant natural large scale disturbance factor in many of the world’s ecosysytems including forests. A 115-year old mixed forest in Manipur (North-East India) was disturbed by wildfire in January 2010. The ground vegetation and the litter layer were completely consumed during the fire. Soil microarthropods that depend on those resources for food are therefore expected to be sensitive to fire. The study investigated the post-fire soil microarthropod abundance in this disturbed forest ecosystem.