Microbial dynamics associated with leaves decomposing in the mainstem and floodplain pond of a large river

Abstract

Aquatic habitats of forested floodplain systems receive large inputs of allochthonous plant litter. We examined the decomposition of, and microbial productivity associated with, leaves of a common floodplain tree, Populus gr. nigra, in the mainstem and floodplain pond of a seventh order river in 2 consecutive years. Litter bags were submerged at both sites… (More)

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