Processing of Pine (pinus Sylvestris) and Birch (betula Pubescens) Leaf Material in a Small River System in the Cairngorms Processing of Pine (pinus Sylvestris) and Birch (betula Pubescens) Leaf Material in a Small River System in the Northern Cairngorms, Scotland

@inproceedings{collenProcessingOP,
  title={Processing of Pine (pinus Sylvestris) and Birch (betula Pubescens) Leaf Material in a Small River System in the Cairngorms Processing of Pine (pinus Sylvestris) and Birch (betula Pubescens) Leaf Material in a Small River System in the Northern Cairngorms, Scotland},
  author={patrice. collen and Elizabeth Keay and B R S Morrison}
}
Processing rates, and macroinvertebrate colonisation, of pine needles and birch leaves were studied at eight sites on the river Nethy, a small river system in the Cairngorm region of northeastern Scotland. Throughout this river system, processing rates were slow for pine (k values 0.0015-0.0034 day-1) and medium to fast for birch (k values 0.0085-0.0331 day-1). Plecopteran shredders dominated both pine and birch leaf packs during the early part of the experiment while chironomids were more… CONTINUE READING

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