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- Mark O. Gessner, et al. Show all 5 Authors
- Ecology 2007 v.88 no.1 pp. 219-227
- forest litter; streams; biodegradation; species diversity; riparian forests; leaves; deciduous forests; forest trees; nitrogen content; forest ecosystems; France; Romania
- ... In view of growing interest in understanding how biodiversity affects ecosystem functioning, we investigated effects of riparian plant diversity on litter decomposition in forest streams. Leaf litter from 10 deciduous tree species was collected during natural leaf fall at two locations (Massif Central in France and Carpathians in Romania) and exposed in the field in litter bags. There were 35 spec ...