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.
For each treatment, 10 litterbag
bags were filled with 10 g of oven dried biomass material.
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.
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.
Similar to previous litterbag
decomposition studies (Xue et al.
In a 15 cm x 15 cm fiberglass mesh litterbag
, 1.5 g of C.