Processing of riparian and wetland plant litter in the River Murray, South Australia

@article{Janssen2004ProcessingOR,
  title={Processing of riparian and wetland plant litter in the River Murray, South Australia},
  author={Marco A Janssen and Keith F. Walker},
  journal={Hydrobiologia},
  year={2004},
  volume={411},
  pages={53-64}
}
The breakdown of litter from eight common plants was investigated in Sunnyside Swamp, a wetland connected to the River Murray. Breakdown rates were related to the content of structural carbohydrate tissue in each species. Burial in wetland sediments inhibited the breakdown of relatively fast-decomposing species (e.g. Myriophyllum caput-medusae), but did not affect slow-decomposing species (e.g. Typha orientalis). Fungicide treatment proved to be an unreliable method to measure the contribution… CONTINUE READING

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