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Data from: Changes in aspects of emergent and submerged vegetation cover, richness, and diversity in a fragmenting marsh system

Kelly Darnell, Tim Carruthers, M. Zachary Darnell, Adam Kemberling, Leland Moss & Lennah Shakeri
Habitat fragmentation is a global environmental challenge, and the marshes of southeastern Louisiana are a hotspot for habitat fragmentation. Evaluating marsh ecosystems during the transition from intact to fragmented is critical to predict future changes and inform effective conservation and restoration plans. We sampled three sites in Terrebonne Basin, Louisiana to characterize a fragmenting emergent-vegetation dominated system, investigate the relationship between plant species richness and diversity and marsh fragmentation, and determine the relationship between marsh...

Mosquito community composition in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Donald Yee & Nicole Scavo
Mosquito community dynamics in urban areas are influenced by an array of both social and ecological factors. Human socioeconomic factors (SEF) can be related to mosquito abundance and diversity as urban mosquito development sites are modified by varying human activity, e.g. level of abandoned structures or amount of accumulated trash. The goal of this study was to investigate the relationships among mosquito diversity, populations of Aedes aegypti, and SEF in a tropical urban setting. Mosquitoes...

Data from: A literature synthesis resolves litter intrinsic constraints on fungal dynamics and decomposition across standing dead macrophytes

Tori Hebert, Halvor Halvorson & Kevin Kuehn
The standing dead phase is an important stage in the decomposition of emergent vegetation in marsh wetlands, yet few studies have examined how intrinsic litter traits constrain rates of standing litter decomposition or fungal colonization across plant tissue types or species. To address broad constraints on the decomposition of standing dead litter, we conducted a systematic survey of emergent standing dead decomposition studies that measured decay rates and/or fungal biomass, and litter % lignin, carbon:nitrogen...

Data from: Lodato et al. (2021) Functional importance and diversity of fungi during standing grass litter decomposition

Kevin Kuehn
Although microbial participation in litter decomposition is widely known within terrestrial soils, the role and significance of microorganisms during the aerial standing litter phase of decomposition remains poorly investigated. We examined the fungi inhabiting standing leaf litter of Schizachyrium scoparium and Schizachyrium tenerum in a Longleaf Pine savanna ecosystem and estimated their contribution to litter decomposition. We identified fungal phylotypes associated with leaf litter and quantified leaf C mass loss, fungal biomass production, and microbial...

Registration Year

  • 2021

Resource Types

  • Dataset


  • University of Southern Mississippi
  • University of Central Arkansas
  • Water Institute of the Gulf