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dc.contributor.authorReiss, Julia
dc.contributor.authorBailey, R. A.
dc.contributor.authorPerkins, Daniel
dc.contributor.editorSwan, Christopher
dc.contributor.editorBoyero, Luz
dc.contributor.editorCanhoto, Cristina
dc.date.accessioned2023-09-29T14:30:02Z
dc.date.available2023-09-29T14:30:02Z
dc.date.issued2021-07-01
dc.identifier274961741
dc.identifier42852206-27d8-4d9b-98b6-d0dd4f98de9c
dc.identifier85150870122
dc.identifier.citationReiss , J , Bailey , R A & Perkins , D 2021 , Design and analysis of laboratory experiments on aquatic plant litter decomposition . in C Swan , L Boyero & C Canhoto (eds) , The ecology of plant litter decomposition in stream ecosystems . Springer , Cham , pp. 455-482 . https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-72854-0_20en
dc.identifier.isbn9783030728533
dc.identifier.isbn9783030728564
dc.identifier.isbn9783030728540
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-8990-2099/work/96817533
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10023/28476
dc.description.abstractMicrocosm studies are a useful tool when it comes to studying leaf litter decomposition but designing and analysing them can be a tricky path with many pitfalls. Because there is a plethora of drivers of leaf decomposition, it is important to be precise about the scientific questions that can be addressed with microcosm set-ups, and to use experimental designs that have minimal logistic implications but, at the same time, high statistical power. In this chapter, we first set the scene by introducing a hypothetical study that has the aim to estimate how leaf decomposition is driven by different decomposers and abiotic conditions. Following on from this scenario, we give an overview of the main biotic and abiotic drivers of leaf decomposition that will play a role in laboratory settings (with special attention to consumer species identity, species richness, body size and metabolic capacity, and also temperature, time scales and stressors). We then explain how to design and analyse laboratory experiments on aquatic leaf litter decomposition including the mathematics for calculating the metabolic power of leaf decomposers and some statistical models. Further three case studies are given—highly controlled experiments that can be analysed by analysis of variance.
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dc.format.extent545386
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSpringer
dc.relation.ispartofThe ecology of plant litter decomposition in stream ecosystemsen
dc.subjectANOVAen
dc.subjectShredderen
dc.subjectMicrocosmen
dc.subjectMetabolismen
dc.subjectHA Statisticsen
dc.subjectQK Botanyen
dc.subjectMCCen
dc.subject.lccHAen
dc.subject.lccQKen
dc.titleDesign and analysis of laboratory experiments on aquatic plant litter decompositionen
dc.typeBook itemen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Statisticsen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Computational Algebraen
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/978-3-030-72854-0_20
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden
dc.identifier.urlhttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-72854-0en
dc.identifier.urlhttps://discover.libraryhub.jisc.ac.uk/search?isn=9783030728533&rn=1en


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