Fluxes of dissolved organic carbon, other nutrients and microbial communities in a water-filled treehole ecosystem

@article{Verdonschot2007FluxesOD,
  title={Fluxes of dissolved organic carbon, other nutrients and microbial communities in a water-filled treehole ecosystem},
  author={Ralf C. M. Verdonschot and Catherine M. Febria and D. Dudley Williams},
  journal={Hydrobiologia},
  year={2007},
  volume={596},
  pages={17-30}
}
Water-filled treeholes are temporally and spatially variable habitats that consist of communities of a limited number of insect orders, namely dipterans and beetles. Since these systems are largely heterotrophic, treeholes are dependent on the surrounding terrestrial ecosystem for their basal energy input. In this study, we observed a cyclic succession of three system states in a water-filled Fagus grandifolia treehole: ‘connected’ during rainfall; ‘isolated’ during periods without rain; and… CONTINUE READING