Litter input from riparian vegetation to streams: a case study of the Njoro River, Kenya

@article{Magana2004LitterIF,
  title={Litter input from riparian vegetation to streams: a case study of the Njoro River, Kenya},
  author={Adiel E. M. Magana},
  journal={Hydrobiologia},
  year={2004},
  volume={458},
  pages={141-149}
}
Allochthonous coarse particulate organic matter (CPOM) input into the Njoro River was measured between January and June 1998 at two contrasting sites: open-canopy and closed-canopy sites. Bank runoff and aerial drift traps were used for collecting CPOM inputs over periods of two weeks. Collected litter was sorted into four categories: leaves, fruits, wood and plant fragments. Monthly input ranged from 77 to 228 g ash free dry weight m−1 for bank runoff input and from 64 to 129 g ash free dry… CONTINUE READING