vine mesquite


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1984-08-20 to 1985-12-22

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Walter G Whitford

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*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.

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Data file information for the following Jornada data set: Transect Leaf-litter Microarthropod Data

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