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Synergistic effects of water temperature and dissolved nutrients on litter decomposition and associated fungi

Ferreira, Verónica and Chauvet, Eric Synergistic effects of water temperature and dissolved nutrients on litter decomposition and associated fungi. (2011) Global Change Biology, 17 (1). 551-564. ISSN 1354-1013

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Official URL: http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/j.1365-2486.2010.02185.x


In woodland streams, the decomposition of allochthonous organic matter constitutes a fundamental ecosystem process, where aquatic hyphomycetes play a pivotal role. It is therefore greatly affected by water temperature and nutrient concentrations. The individual effects of these factors on the decomposition of litter have been studied previously. However, in the climate warming scenario predicted for this century, water temperature and nutrient concentrations are expected to increase simultaneously, and their combined effects on litter decomposition and associated biological activity remains unevaluated. In this study, we addressed the individual and combined effects of water temperature (three levels) and nutrient concentrations (two levels) on the decomposition of alder leaves and associated aquatic hyphomycetes in microcosms. Decomposition rates across treatments varied between 0.0041day

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Additional Information:Thanks to Wiley-Blackwell editor. The definitive version is available at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2486.2010.02185.x/abstract;jsessionid=859AD5D20DEABF7BAE53B7AB55597AAB.f02t03
HAL Id:hal-00942851
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 - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
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