litter

Dataset: 

Study number: 

372

Data set ID: 

210372001

Abstract: 

*Changes in microarthropod assemblages were monitored in six types of decomposing surface leaf-litter confined in mesh bags and set across a Chihuahuan Desert watershed for 17 months. The following hypotheses were tested: 1) microarthropod density and diversity are higher in soils with maximum surface litter accumulation, and 2) temporal patterns of density and diversity are more dependent on seasonal factors and physical disturbances than on the decompositional stage of the litter.

Data sources: 

data_JornadaStudy_372_transect_leaf_litter_microarthropod

LTER Core Area(s): 

Subscribe to RSS - litter