Biodiversity and decomposition in experimental grassland ecosystems

@article{Knops2001BiodiversityAD,
  title={Biodiversity and decomposition in experimental grassland ecosystems},
  author={Johannes M. H. Knops and David A. Wedin and David Tilman},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={2001},
  volume={126},
  pages={429-433}
}
We examined the impact of biodiversity on litter decomposition in an experiment that manipulated plant species richness. Using biomass originating from the experimental species richness gradient and from a species used as a common substrate, we measured rates of decomposition in litterbags in two locations: in situ in the experiment plots and in an adjacent common garden. This allowed us to separate the effects of litter quality and decomposition location on decomposition. We found that plant… CONTINUE READING
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