Invertebrate community structure and ecosystem functioning in European conifer plantation streams

Miira Riipinen, Tadeusz Fleituch, Sally Hladyz, Guy Woodward, Paul Giller, Michael Dobson

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Terrestrial leaf-litter is the dominant energy input to many headwater streams and consequently the nature of the riparian vegetation can have profound effects on in-stream processes. The impact of conifer plantations on community structure and ecosystem functioning (litter breakdown) was investigated in field experiments in three countries (Britain, Ireland, Poland), each representing a distinct European ecoregion.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)346 - 359
Number of pages14
JournalFreshwater Biology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

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