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A tool to study decomposition & consumption of organic matter

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METHOD
PROJECTS
INTERACTIVE FORUM
Here researchers have the
opportunity to interact with other
researchers on all tips and tricks 
related to the use of DECOTABs
An overview of most finished and
ongoing research projects and
monitoring programs that use
DECOTABs
DECOTAB.org provides a resource for
researchers on all aspects related to
the preparation and application of
DECOTABs
Scholarly work that used DECOTABs and cited the original DECOTAB paper can be found here:
Other projects that are currently running are listed below. If you want your project to be listed here, please send an email to e.r.hunting@cml.leidenuniv.nl.
The effect of agricultural practices on the degradation of organic matter by microorganisms and invertebrates. At Leiden University, the Netherlands, we are currently running a project in which we aim to resolve the effect of agricultural practices on the degradation of organic matter in adjacent drainage ditches, with a particular focus on organic matter composition and the use of agricultural chemicals. A series of experiments is performed in laboratory microcosms and in the field. This project is headed by dr. Ellard Hunting and dr. Martina Vijver (2014 - present).
The use of feeding of aquatic invertebrates as an assay to evaluate toxic effects of micro pollutants under laboratory and field conditions. The aim of this subject is to assess the applicability of feeding rate for different priority pollutants for different aquatic invertebrate species and to compare the results with the use of DECOTAB substrates. This project is headed by dr. Maarten De Jonge and dr. Lieven Bervoets  (2014 - present).
EVALUATION OF DECOMPOSITION AND CONSUMPTION TABLETS (DECOTABS) AS A STANDARD SUBSTRATE FOR MEASURING STREAM ORGANIC MATTER DECOMPOSITION. This project is headed by dr. Brent Johnson (2014 - present).
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Leiden University
Institure of Environmental Sciences
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PO Box 9518, 2300 RA Leiden
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