Effect of shade and shading history on species abundances and ecosystem processes in temporary ponds
1. The amount of sunlight that an ecosystem receives is an important determinant of primary productivity, which in turn can influence species diversity and nutrient cycling. Here, we examine the effects of shading and shading history on ecosystem processes, macroinvertebrate diversity and development of dominant ecosystem states in field-based aquatic mesocosms. 2. We found that there were large effects of the level of shade, but few effects of shading history. Increasing light increased the...[Show more]
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