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Long-term patterns of mass loss during the decomposition of leaf and fine root litter: an intersite comparison

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2009

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Harmon, Mark E., Silver, Whendee L., Fasth, Becky, Chen, Hua, Burke, Ingrid C., Parton, William J., Hart, Stephen C., Currie, William S., and Lidet,, 2009, Long-term patterns of mass loss during the decomposition of leaf and fine root litter: an intersite comparison: Global Change Biology, v. 15, no. 5, p. 1320-1338.

Summary

Decomposition is a critical process in global carbon cycling. During decomposition, leaf and fine root litter may undergo a later, relatively slow phase; past long-term experiments indicate this phase occurs, but whether it is a general phenomenon has not been examined. Data from Long-term Intersite Decomposition Experiment Team, representing 27 sites and nine litter types (for a total of 234 cases) was used to test the frequency of this later, slow phase of decomposition. Litter mass remaining after up to 10 years of decomposition was fit to models that included (dual exponential and asymptotic) or excluded (single exponential) a slow phase. The resultant regression equations were evaluated for goodness of fit as well as biological [...]

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2008.01837.x
ISSN http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 1365-2486

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