Wood decomposition as influenced by invertebrates.

  title={Wood decomposition as influenced by invertebrates.},
  author={Michael D. Ulyshen},
  journal={Biological reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society},
  volume={91 1},
The diversity and habitat requirements of invertebrates associated with dead wood have been the subjects of hundreds of studies in recent years but we still know very little about the ecological or economic importance of these organisms. The purpose of this review is to examine whether, how and to what extent invertebrates affect wood decomposition in terrestrial ecosystems. Three broad conclusions can be reached from the available literature. First, wood decomposition is largely driven by… CONTINUE READING