Collembolan Species in Environmental Studies

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  • Park, Eun-Kee (Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, University of California) ;
  • Lee, Sung-Eun (Department of Agricultural Chemistry, Kyungpook National University) ;
  • Lee, Hoi-Seon (Research Center for Industrial Development of Biofood Materials and Institute of Agricultural ana Technology, College of Agriculture, Chonbuk National University) ;
  • Kim, Jang-Eok (Department of Agricultural Chemistry, Kyungpook National University)
  • 박은기 (미국 캘리포니아대학교) ;
  • 이성은 (경북대학교 농화학과) ;
  • 이회선 (전북대학교 응용생물공학부 및 농업기술연구소) ;
  • 김장억 (경북대학교 농화학과)
  • Published : 2001.12.31


Some phenomena in which insects can demonstrate environmental changes by xenobiotics are easily and simply evaluated. On this regard, general guidelines for environmental studies using insects as biomarkers which determine the effects of such changes are suggested. Insects include three-quaters of all living animal species. This diversity comprises many closely related species which may respond sole to environmental changes by xenobiotics. Insects have been used for assessing adverse effects of environmental changes by xenobiotics, especially pesticides. Collembolan species are widely used as physiological and behavioral biomarkers for the assessment of adverse effects caused by pesticides on soil environment. This review aims to evaluate tile possible use of Korean Collembolan species based upon their response to environmental changes in Korean soil mainly caused by pesticides for crop protection.