A bag used, as in an automobile, for disposal of trash.
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a bag for putting rubbish in
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(ˈlɪt ərˌbæg)

a small bag for trash.
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Furthermore, decomposition rates (as determined by the litterbag method) were higher at the older rehabilitated sites and this was attributed to higher faunal densities.
Senior Researcher Semyon Bryanin from Russian Academy of Science and Kobayashi performed field litterbag experiments over 515 days, incubating fine larch roots with varying concentrations of charcoal in the soil.
A critique of the analytical methods used in examining decomposition data obtained from litterbag. Ecology, 63: 1636-1642.
ALPAR is also responsible for litterbag distribution to virtually every community in the state, giving out more than 260,000 bags each year.
In the comparison between litterbag types, abundances of individuals and taxonomic richness were higher in the cloth mesh bags than in the plastic mesh bags.
A litterbag experiment with needles from the nine sites is necessary to determine if the N concentration in the Douglas-fir needles influenced their decomposition rates.
Methods for collecting and sorting specimens include litterbag sampling and berlese funnel extraction.
- The effect of fertilization on the rate of decomposition and nutrient mineralization of leaf litter was evaluated with a litterbag experiment conducted in the mid-age stands.
Data from FFG biomass (mg DM per litterbag of collectors, shredders, and predators) from both streams were pooled since we did not find significant differences between the streams (P > 0.05) and were compared between leaf types using one-way RM ANOVA.