Methods to Study Litter Decomposition A Practical Guide

Decomposition of organic matter is a major ecosystem process involving an array of different organisms, including bacteria, fungi and invertebrates. The main objective of this book is to provide students and laboratory instructors at universities and professional ecologists with a broad range of est...

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Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Graça, Manuel A.S. (Editor), Bärlocher, Felix (Editor), Gessner, Mark O. (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Dordrecht Springer Netherlands 2005, 2005
Edition:1st ed. 2005
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:Decomposition of organic matter is a major ecosystem process involving an array of different organisms, including bacteria, fungi and invertebrates. The main objective of this book is to provide students and laboratory instructors at universities and professional ecologists with a broad range of established methods to study plant litter decomposition. Detailed protocols for direct use in the field or laboratory are presented in an easy to follow step-by-step format. A short introduction to each protocol reviews the ecological significance and principles of the technique and points to key references. Although most methods are described for freshwater ecosystems, many will work equally well in the presented or slightly modified form for studies in marine and terrestrial environments
Physical Description:X, 329 p online resource
ISBN:9781402034664