Data from: Recovery of decomposition rates and decomposer invertebrates during rainforest restoration on disused pasture

Marisa J. Stone, Luke Shoo, Nigel E. Stork, Fran Sheldon & Carla P. Catterall
Converting forest to pasture can alter the roles of biota in ecosystem functioning, while vegetation restoration should arguably assist functional recovery. Since tests of this are scarce, this study quantifies both litter decomposition rates and their association with decomposer invertebrates, across 25 sites representing different phases of deforestation and subsequent reforestation of rainforest. Open and closed (to exclude macro-invertebrates) mesh bags containing forest leaves were exposed in the field for up to eight months, and...

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