Differences in litter characteristics and macroinvertebrate assemblages between litter patches in pools and riffles in a headwater stream

@article{Kobayashi2002DifferencesIL,
  title={Differences in litter characteristics and macroinvertebrate assemblages between litter patches in pools and riffles in a headwater stream},
  author={S. Kobayashi and Takashi Kagaya},
  journal={Limnology},
  year={2002},
  volume={3},
  pages={37-42}
}
Abstract We compared the abundance of litter categories (coarse particulate organic matter 1–16 mm, leaves >16 mm, and small woody detritus 16–100 mm) and macroinvertebrate assemblages between natural litter patches in pools and riffles in a headwater stream. Litter patches in pools were formed under conditions of almost no current (<6 cm s−1), but in riffles they were formed under variable current velocities (13–89 cm s−1). Although the abundance of each litter category exhibited seasonal… 

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