Date

2016

Major

Biology (B.S.B.)

Document Type and Release Option

Thesis (open access)

Faculty Mentor

Checo Colón-Gaud

Abstract

I propose a statistical model to describe the seasonal variation in forest litter flux rates. To examine the effectiveness of the proposed model and to estimate the model parameters, a small set of litter flux data was collected. Data collection was continuous from November 2014 to January 2016. Model parameters were estimated from the data. Using the estimated parameters, the model was applied to an existing dataset to provide some evidence of the model's potential to predict future litter flux rates. While the model did reasonably fit the data, it only had some limited success at prediction. Future research is needed to test the model's utility.

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