Nutrient cycling within ecosystems is dependent on the quality and quantity of leaf litter
that falls to the ground and potentially the timing of leaf fall.
The cockroaches were also present in leaf litter
(holly, magnolia, oak, and pecan) and pine straw mulch.
Their main food source is leaf litter
, although they can consume fruits, seeds and seedlings.
These data support our hypothesis that the decomposition rate of leaf litter
of Sphagnum species is lower than that of other growth forms.
Of the total surface area of the West Pymble site, 39% was covered by mineral soil, 27% by rock outcrop, 24% by leaf litter
, and 10% by proteoid root mat.
Shure and Gottschalk (1985) reported that leaf litter
production was highest in the transition zone between the riverbank and the uplands, and lower toward the uplands and the frequently flooded riverbank.
depth and decomposition, roots, and microbial respiration increases the C[O.
A new study from Indonesia has found that their leaf litter
accumulates the most copper, followed by leaves and then roots.
Microbial-mediated breakdown of leaf litter
is a major component of nutrient cycles, particularly in arid ecosystems (West 1991; Austin et al.
We also found that pygmy grasshopper abundance is associated with the wetness of dicot leaf litter
The timely removal of leaf litter
can reduce harmful phosphorus concentrations in stormwater by over 80 percent in Madison, Wisconsin, according to a recent U.
is the most significant energy and matter resource for detrital food webs (Anderson and Sedell, 1979; Hattenschwiler et al.
They must trek through leaf litter
, up and down steep slopes, and sometimes through a snowdrift, but every spring they are drawn back to the pool where they were hatched.
Heliotropium tenellum is hypothesized to be a sun plant and should be considered a stress tolerant species, found in open glades with few other herbaceous plants, low leaf litter
and high % bedrock cover.
Essentially a hedgerow or edge of woodland plant, they love damp, humus-rich conditions where their fine, fibrous roots can reach out to find sustenance in the leaf litter