Methodology

Fine litter decomposition

Leaf litter and / or fine woody debris decompostion is measured using litter bags. Bags are placed inside the litter layer as naturally as possible and a set of bag is retrieved at different time intervals, typically every 1 to 3 months. Mass loss over time is an estimate of the decomposition rate. Different mesh sizes are used to include / exclude soil macrofauna, to assess their contribution in the litter mass loss.

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    Yadvinder Malhi

    I am Professor of Ecosystem Science at Oxford University.
    I lead the Ecosystems Programme at the Environmental Change Institute, with a focus of understanding the functioning of tropical forests and...

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    Georgia Pickavance

    I am a Database Assistant, supporting the tropical forest database ForestPlots.net and associated research projects RAINFOR, Afritron and T-FORCES. I am studying for a Masters in GIS alongside my research...

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    Martha Crockatt

    I am a Research Manager at Earthwatch (Oxford), leading the research on carbon cycling in fragmented temperate forests in Wytham Woods. Our data is collected with the assistance of Earthwatch...

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    Cécile Girardin

    I coordinate carbon cycling data for the GEM network. I am an ecosystems scientist focussing on carbon dynamics of tropical forest ecosystems. Following my PhD at Oxford University School of...

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    Oliver Phillips

    My long-term research goal is to understand the dynamics of carbon and biodiversity across the world’s tropical forests, how these change with our changing climate, and how they may feedback...

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    Assoc Prof Fred Babweteera

    Fred Babweteera is the Director of Budongo Conservation Field Station and Regional Coordinator (AFRICA), Research and Conservation, Royal Zoological Society of Scotland.

    He is a highly motivated tropical forest ecologist...

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    Beisit Luz Puma Vilca

    I'm a Biologist , I followed my degree at the National University of San Antonio Abad del Cusco - Perú. I focus on plant physiology and cell metabolism.

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