This publication describes some of the most common methods used to quantify the amount and dynamics of woody detritus in forest ecosystems. A hierarchical scheme is presented that will help assure data comparability for intersite studies. For each type of measurement several methods are described and compared. Detailed guidelines are presented for measuring mass, nutrient scores, production, and decomposition processes. Additionally, references are included for more detailed process studies including nitrogen fixation, leaching. respiration, sporocarp production, and insect production.
Harmon, Mark E. and Jay Sexton. "Guidelines for Measurements of Woody Detritus in Forest Ecosystems." (1996). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/lter_reports/148