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Title: Long-term dynamics of pine and hardwood litter in contrasting environments: Toward a global model of decomposition

Author: Gholz, Henry L.; Wedin, David A.; Smitherman, Stephen M.; Harmon, Mark E.; Parton, William J.;

Date: 2000

Source: Global Change Biology (2000) 6, 751-765

Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication

Description: We analysed data on mass loss after five years of decomposition in the field from both fine root and leaf litters from two highly contrasting trees, Drypetes glallca, a tropical hardwood tree from Puerto Rico, and pine species from North America as part of the Long-Term Intersite Decomposition Experiment (LIDET). LIDET is a reciprocal litterbag study involving the transplanting of litter from 27 species across 28 sites in North and Central America reflecting a wide variety of natural and managed ecosystems and climates, from Arctic tundra to tropical rainforest.

Keywords: climate, decomposition, Drypetes glallca, LIDET, model, pine

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Gholz, Henry L.; Wedin, David A.; Smitherman, Stephen M.; Harmon, Mark E.; Parton, William J. 2000. Long-term dynamics of pine and hardwood litter in contrasting environments: Toward a global model of decomposition. Global Change Biology (2000) 6, 751-765

 


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