Title: Impact of a reduced winter snowpack on litter arthropod abundance and diversity in a northern hardwood forest ecosystem
Author: Templer, Pamela H.; Schiller, Andrew F.; Fuller, Nathan W.; Socci, Anne M.; Campbell, John L.; Drake, John E.; Kunz, Thomas H.;
Source: Biology and Fertility of Soils. 48(4): 413-424.
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Description: Projected changes in climate for the northeastern USA over the next 100 years include a reduction in the depth and duration of the winter snowpack, which could affect soil temperatures and frost regimes. We conducted a snow-removal experiment in a northern hardwood forest at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest in central New Hampshire over 2 years to induce soil freezing and evaluate its effect on the abundance, richness, and diversity of soil arthropods during the growing season.
Keywords: Climate change, Hardwood forest, Hubbard Brook experimental forest, Northern forest, Litter arthropods, Soil fauna
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Templer, Pamela H.; Schiller, Andrew F.; Fuller, Nathan W.; Socci, Anne M.; Campbell, John L.; Drake, John E.; Kunz, Thomas H. 2012. Impact of a reduced winter snowpack on litter arthropod abundance and diversity in a northern hardwood forest ecosystem. Biology and Fertility of Soils. 48(4): 413-424.
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