Death’s Window: Log Decomposition LTER

LTER: Log Decomposition Site
LTER: Log Decomposition SiteLTER: Log Decomposition Site

LTER: Log Decomposition Site

Originally uploaded by miss_distance

This “Long Term Ecological Reflections” site contains evidence of a variety of high-tech and low-tech techniques used by researchers to collect data from “downed logs” that are rotting on the forest floor. As is evident when you look closely, most of these logs were cut and placed here. Research is intended to span 200 years, which is the decay life of some of these old-growth sized logs.

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