SB: Approach


It is critical to follow the protocol very closely. You can download the exact protocol (in various languages) here.

The method involves (in short):

  • Measuring a tea bag before incubation in the field
  • Proper installation (correct depth, exposition and marking)
  • Retrieval of the tea bags at various time steps (incubation intervals)
  • Proper cleaning of the tea bags
  • Measuring a tea bag after retrieval and cleaning
  • Using the difference in weight as a measure of the organic material decomposed

Specific protocols are found under “Approach”