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Life In The Leaf Litter

By: Elizabeth A. Johnson & Kefyn M. Catley

Life in the Leaf Litter

Life in the Leaf Litter is a guide to the diversity of soil organisms and the crucial role that invertebrates play in woodland ecosystems. The booklet was based, in part, on a leaf litter survey conducted by the CBC's Metro Program and the Museum's Division of Invertebrate Zoology in Central Park's woodlands, which led to the discovery of a new genus and species of centipede, Nannarrup hoffmani .


Also available in Spanish

La Vida en la Hojarasca es una guía sobre la diversidad de los organismos del suelo y el importante rol que tienen los invertebrados en los ecosistemas boscosos. El librito en parte esté basado en un muestreo de la hojarasca de los bosques del Parque Central, realizado por el Programa Metro del CBC y la División de Zoología de Invertebrados del Museo. Dicho muestreol condujo al descubrimiento de un nuevo género y especie de centépedos, Nannarrup hoffmani.

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