Ecological and Environmental Change Research Group

Toothpicks and teabags

Vigdis Vandvik talks about the role that toothpicks and teabags can play in experimental ecology

part of a sampling quadrat with numerous toothpicks marking the small plants plus two teabags being used to measure decomposition rates
Using toothpicks is a robust way to mark small plants in a sampling plot and teabags can be used to estimate decomposition rates in a field-study plot.
Vigdis Vandvik and Judith Sarneel

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Listen to the podcast here (in Norwegian).

You can also hear Vigdis talk more about other aspects of experimental ecology in part 4 Fjellflora i klimendring in the NRK radio Ekko programme.