The goal of this project is to explain leaf decomposition and how it relates to the Earth’s carbon cycle and climate. This website contains a series of animated lessons about decomposition, an interactive model that lets you predict how different types of leaves will decompose in different climates, and classroom activities about decomposition for teachers.
Source: This project was created by Drs. Michael N. Weintraub and Daryl L. Moorhead, in the Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of Toledo, in collaboration with the Center for Creative Instruction, University of Toledo. Support was provided by the National Science Foundation Ecosystems Program (Grant # 0918718).