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- Masese, Frank O.; Kitaka, Nzula; Kipkemboi, Julius; Gettel, Gretchen M.; Irvine, Kenneth; McClain, Michael E.
- Ecological indicators 2014 v.46 pp. 23-37
- Syzygium cordatum, etc ; Croton macrostachyus; Eucalyptus globulus; biogeochemical cycles; dry season; ecosystems; energy; environmental health; food webs; forests; highlands; invertebrates; land use change; leaves; plant litter; streams; suspended sediment; total dissolved nitrogen; trees; turbidity; water quality; watersheds; wet season; Show all 23 Subjects
- ... Terrestrial plant litter is the main source of energy for food webs in forest headwater streams. Leaf litter quality often changes when native tree species are replaced by exotic ones and land use change in the watershed can alter physico-chemistry and functional composition of invertebrate communities, ultimately impairing associated ecosystem processes. We used the composition of invertebrate fu ...