Habitat Complexity Enhances Comminution and Decomposition Processes in Urban Ecosystems
Alessandro Ossola, Amy K Hahs, Michael A Nash, Stephen J Livesley
Ecosystems | SPRINGER | Published : 2016
Awarded by Australian Research Council
This project was funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC LP 110100686), the Australian Golf Course Superintendent Association (AGCSA), the Australian Research Centre for Urban Ecology (ARCUE), and the Frank Keenan Fund Trust. The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest. AO is supported by MIFRS and MIRS scholarships. AKH is supported by the Baker Foundation. Dr. Caragh Threlfall and Lee Wilson provided valuable assistance during field work and Dr. Robert Mesibov (Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania) confirmed our macrofauna detritivore identifications. Comments by Prof. Heikki Setala, Dr. Fiona Christie, and two anonymous reviewers greatly improved the manuscript. We are also grateful to the AGSCA Members and the Municipalities of Kingston, Frankston, and Greater Dandenong for their collaboration.