Litter dynamics in riverine mangrove forests in the Guayas River estuary, Ecuador

@article{Twilley1997LitterDI,
  title={Litter dynamics in riverine mangrove forests in the Guayas River estuary, Ecuador},
  author={Robert R Twilley and M. Pozo and V{\'i}ctor H. Garc{\'i}a and V{\'i}ctor H. Rivera-Monroy and Ramon Zambrano and Alejandro Bodero},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={1997},
  volume={111},
  pages={109-122}
}
The hypothesis that rates of litter turnover in mangroves are controlled by local geophysical processes such as tides has been studied at sites with mostly small tides (<1 m) and minor crab consumption of leaf litter. Our study describes litter dynamics of three riverine mangrove sites (M1, M2, M3), inhabited by the mangrove crab Ucides occidentalis, located in a macrotidal (>3 m) river-dominated tropical estuary in Ecuador (2.5°S latitude). There were statistical effects of site and depth on… CONTINUE READING
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