2005

Methods to Study Litter Decomposition

A Practical Guide

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ISBN: 978-1-4020-3348-3 (Print) 978-1-4020-3466-4 (Online)

Table of contents (43 chapters)

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  1. Litter Dynamics

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      Litter Input

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      Pages 13-18

      Leaf Retention

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      Pages 19-24

      Manipulation of Stream Retentiveness

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      Pages 25-31

      Coarse Benthic Organic Matter

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      Pages 33-36

      Leaching

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      Pages 37-42

      Leaf Mass Loss Estimated by Litter Bag Technique

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      Pages 43-50

      Coarse Particulate Organic Matter Budgets

  2. Leaf Chemical And Physical Properties

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      Pages 53-59

      Determination of Total Nitrogen and Phosphorus in Leaf Litter

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      Pages 61-67

      Total Protein

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      Pages 69-74

      Free Amino Acids

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      Pages 75-83

      Determination of Total Carbohydrates

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      Pages 85-90

      Determination of Soluble Carbohydrates

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      Pages 91-95

      Total Lipids

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      Pages 97-100

      Total Phenolics

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      Pages 101-105

      Radial Diffusion Assay for Tannins

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      Pages 107-114

      Acid Butanol Assay for Proanthocyanidins (Condensed Tannins)

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      Pages 115-120

      Proximate Lignin and Cellulose

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      Pages 121-125

      Leaf Toughness

  3. Microbial Decomposers

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      Pages 129-141

      Techniques for Handling Ingoldian Fungi

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      Pages 143-151

      Maintenance of Aquatic Hyphomycete Cultures

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