Interactive Leaf Decomposition Activity
This simulation of litter decomposition allows the selection of the model formulation, litter type, and ecosystem in which litter decomposes, as well as a suite of climate change scenarios. The models differ in conceptual and mathematical description of the decomposition process. The litter types differ in their chemical composition and the ecosystems differ in basic climate characteristics (click the information button next to the drop down menus for details on choices). Decomposition will vary between model, litter, ecosystem, and climate change selections.