In our latest Q&A with an author, Simone Fontana talks about his recent paper, Intraspecific niche partitioning in macrodetritivores enhances mixed leaf litter decomposition, the background to this research and what led him to it.Continue reading “Simone Fontana: decomposition and division of labour”
The journey is as important as the destination: autumn-leaves as the main food source for stream communities
In this Insight, Manuela Abelho discusses her recent paper, Litter movement pathways across terrestrial–aquatic ecosystem boundaries affect litter colonization and decomposition in streams.Continue reading “Manuela Abelho: fallen leaves and feeding streams”
In this Insight, he talks about his shortlisted paper, Litter conversion into detritivore faeces reshuffles the quality control over C and N dynamics during decomposition, as well the best – and worst – parts of being an ecologist.
I have to confess – I don’t like tea.
Well, maybe herbal tea every once in a while. You know, the ginger and lemongrass type.
However, when out in the field, at 30°C and in knee-deep in mangrove hydrogensulphidemudstink, one begins to appreciate the refreshing aroma of green and rooibos tea. Continue reading “Ecologist’s Diary: In the field for the TeaComposition H2O Initiative 1”