Processing and Macroinvertebrate Colonization of Black Cherry (Prunus serotina) Leaves in Two Streams Differing in Summer Biota, Thermal Regime and Riparian Vegetation

@article{Grubbs1994ProcessingAM,
  title={Processing and Macroinvertebrate Colonization of Black Cherry (Prunus serotina) Leaves in Two Streams Differing in Summer Biota, Thermal Regime and Riparian Vegetation},
  author={Scott A. Grubbs and Kenneth W. Cummins},
  journal={American Midland Naturalist},
  year={1994},
  volume={132},
  pages={284}
}
-The processing of black cherry (Prunus serotina) leaf packs was studied during the summer of 1992 in two streams, Linesville Creek (LC) and Powdermill Run (PMR). The streams differed considerably in: (1) summer macroinvertebrate (shredder) fauna; (2) thermal regime, and (3) streamside riparian flora. Except for one species (Brilliaflavifrons), LC lacked shredders, whereas PMR supported numerous shredder populations during the summer months. Fastand medium-processed leaf material dominated the… 
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