More microbial activity, not abrasive flow or shredder abundance, accelerates breakdown of labile leaf litter in urban streams
Samantha J Imberger, Christopher J Walsh, Michael R Grace
Journal of the North American Benthological Society | NORTH AMER BENTHOLOGICAL SOC | Published : 2008
We thank Anthony Brown and Katrina Lansdown for their assistance in the field and J. Angus Webb for his advice on the use of abrasion blocks. We also thank Christine Fellows and 2 anonymous referees for constructive comments on the manuscript. SJI was supported in part by the Monash University Vice Chancellor's undergraduate research scholarship, and CJW was supported by Melbourne Water.