BS EN ISO 23611-3:2019 - Soil quality. Sampling of soil invertebrates. Sampling and extraction of enchytraeids

BS EN ISO 23611-3:2019

Soil quality. Sampling of soil invertebrates. Sampling and extraction of enchytraeids

Status : Current   Published : October 2019



This document specifies a method for sampling, handling and extracting enchytraeids from terrestrial field soils as a prerequisite for using these animals as bioindicators (e.g. to assess the quality of a soil as a habitat for organisms).

Basic information on the ecology of enchytraeids and their use as bioindicators in the terrestrial environment is included in the Bibliography.

This document applies to all terrestrial biotopes in which enchytraeids occur. The sampling design of field studies in general is given in ISO 18400-101. These details can vary according to the climatic/regional conditions of the site to be sampled and an overview on the determination of effects of pollutants on enchytraeids in field situations is given in Reference [6].

Methods for some other soil organism groups such as earthworms or arthropods are given in ISO 23611-1, ISO 23611-2, ISO 23611-4 and ISO 23611-5.

This document is not applicable for very wet or flooded soils and might be difficult to use under extreme climatic or geographical conditions (e.g. in high mountains).

When sampling soil invertebrates, it is highly recommendable to characterize the site (e.g. concerning soil properties, climate and land use). However, such a characterization is not covered by this document. ISO 10390, ISO 10694, ISO 11272, ISO 11274, ISO 11277, ISO 11461 and ISO 11465 are more suitable for measuring pH, particle size distribution, C/N ratio, organic carbon content and water-holding capacity.

Standard NumberBS EN ISO 23611-3:2019
TitleSoil quality. Sampling of soil invertebrates. Sampling and extraction of enchytraeids
Publication Date11 October 2019
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)ISO 10390, ISO 14240-1, ISO 11465, ISO 23611-1, ISO 23611-4, ISO 11272, ISO 14240-2, ISO 18400-101, ISO/TS 29843-2, ISO 10694, ISO/TS 29843-1, ISO 18400-206, ISO 17601, ISO 11277, ISO 11461, ISO 11274, ISO 23611-5, ISO 23611-2
ReplacesBS EN ISO 23611-3:2011
International RelationshipsEN ISO 23611-3:2019,ISO 23611-3:2019
Draft Superseded By18/30362375 DC
DescriptorsQuality, Invertebrates, Test specimens, Ecology, Soil pollution, Soils, Sampling methods, Oligochaeta, Annelida, Soil sampling, Soil testing, Identification methods, Biological analysis and testing
Title in FrenchQualité du sol. Prélèvement des invertébrés du sol Prélèvement et extraction des enchytréides
Title in GermanBodenbeschaffenheit. Probenahme von Wirbellosen im Boden Probenahme und Bodenextraktion von Enchytraeen
ISBN978 0 580 98964 3
File Size1.803 MB

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