The role of leaf litter macroinvertebrates in stream-floodplain dynamics

@article{Merritt1992TheRO,
  title={The role of leaf litter macroinvertebrates in stream-floodplain dynamics},
  author={Richard William Norman Merritt and Daniel L. Lawson},
  journal={Hydrobiologia},
  year={1992},
  volume={248},
  pages={65-77}
}
The floodplain has been viewed as a transitional system or ecotone between aquatic and terrestrial habitats. This research has evaluated the role of floodplain macroinvertebrates in the degradation of leaf litter in a Michigan woodland floodplain, and examined the interrelationships among floodplain-stream macroinvertebrates, microbial colonization and selected environmental factors. Although taxonomically different decomposer groups operate in both systems, their functional roles as leaf… CONTINUE READING

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