Methods to Study Litter Decomposition: A Practical Guide

@article{Graa2020MethodsTS,
  title={Methods to Study Litter Decomposition: A Practical Guide},
  author={M. Graça and F. B{\"a}rlocher and M. Gessner},
  journal={Methods to Study Litter Decomposition},
  year={2020}
}
Invasion of Native Riparian Forests by Acacia Species Affects In-Stream Litter Decomposition and Associated Microbial Decomposers
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Overall, the invasion of native riparian forests by Acacia species may affect microbial decomposer activity, thus altering important stream ecosystem processes, such as litter decomposition and nutrient cycles. Expand
Litter decomposition is driven by microbes and is more influenced by litter quality than environmental conditions in oil palm streams with different riparian types
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EFFECTS OF FOREST CHANGE ON LITTER DECOMPOSITION AND ASSOCIATED AQUATIC HYPHOMYCETES IN ISLAND STREAMS
Streams are intimately connected with their surrounding vegetation, which provides shading and fuels aquatic food webs with litter, and are therefore very vulnerable to changes in the riparianExpand
Changes in dominance among species in aquatic hyphomycete assemblages do not affect litter decomposition rates
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The absence of a relationship between community dominance/identity of the dominant species and community performance/litter mass loss suggests that assemblages, even those composed of a low number of species, have the capacity to buffer changes in processes due to changes in species dominance. Expand
Direct and indirect effects of fungi and oomycetes on leaf litter degradation by freshwater macroinvertebrates
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Whether microbial conditioning acts as a repellent or as an attractor for shredders depends on the microbial community on the leaves, which is affected by the relative abundance of specific fungal strains. Expand
Plant species- and stage-specific differences in microbial decay of mangrove leaf litter: the older the better?
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The findings of this study advance the understanding of the organic matter dynamics in mangrove stands of different compositions and ages and will, thus, prove useful inMangrove forest management. Expand
The Fungicide Tebuconazole Confounds Concentrations of Molecular Biomarkers Estimating Fungal Biomass
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It is demonstrated that DMI fungicides – at close to field relevant levels – can distort fungal biomass estimation, complicating the use of this endpoint for environmental management. Expand
Feeding preference of the shredder Phylloicus sp . for plant leaves of Chrysophyllum oliviforme or Miconia chartacea after conditioning in streams from different biomes
Macroinvertebrate shredders consume preferably leaves conditioned by fungi and bacteria which offer greater palatability to them. Plant species in Cerrado present high concentration of chemicalExpand
Feeding preference of the shredder Phylloicus sp. for plant leaves of Chrysophyllum oliviforme or Miconia chartacea after conditioning in streams from different biomes.
Macroinvertebrate shredders consume preferably leaves conditioned by fungi and bacteria which offer greater palatability to them. Plant species in Cerrado present high concentration of chemicalExpand
Decay patterns of invasive plants and plastic trash in urban streams
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It is concluded that site-specific decay forces supersede litter quality in Pacific Coast urban streams and plastic trash removal should be a management priority. Expand
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