Positive and negative impacts of insect frass quality on soil nitrogen availability and plant growth

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Frass deposition to soil is an important pathway by which herbivorous insects impact decomposition and soil nutrient availability. However, little is known about how frass quality influences ecosystem properties. Here, we examined the effects of frass quality on the decomposition process, soil nitrogen (N) availability, and plant growth, using frass of… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10144-011-0281-6

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