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Tropical shift in decomposers’ relative contribution to leaf litter breakdown in two Guinean streams

Tenkiano, Nathalie Sia Doumbou and Chauvet, Eric Tropical shift in decomposers’ relative contribution to leaf litter breakdown in two Guinean streams. (2017) Biotropica, 49 (4). 439-442. ISSN 1744-7429

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/btp.12451

Abstract

The hypothesis that leaf litter breakdown in Guinean streams is governed by microorganisms was confirmed, supporting the reported latitudinal shift in decomposers’ contribution to this process. The large body size of dominant macroinvertebrate decomposers (shrimps) only partially compensated for their very low densities. In contrast with other tropical regions mostly dominated by insect larvae, the functional consequences of global warming on these stream ecosystems may be less severe due to the lower sensitivity of crustaceans to temperature increase.

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Additional Information:Thanks to Elsevier editor. The definitive version is available at http://www.sciencedirect.com The original PDF of the article can be found at :http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/btp.12451/epdf
HAL Id:hal-01626114
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - INPT (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UPS (FRANCE)
Other partners > Université Julius Nyéréré de Kankan - UJNK (GUINEA)
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French Embassy in Republic of Guinea - Frédéric Julien - Sylvain Lamothe
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Deposited By: Eric Chauvet
Deposited On:30 Oct 2017 11:32

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