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Altitudinal Change in LAI and Stand Leaf Biomass in Tropical Montane Forests: a Transect Study in Ecuador and a Pan-Tropical Meta-Analysis
A bstractLeaf area index (LAI) is a key parameter controlling plant productivity and biogeochemical fluxes between vegetation and the atmosphere. Tropical forests are thought to have comparably high
BIODIVERSITY INDICATOR GROUPS OF TROPICAL LAND‐USE SYSTEMS: COMPARING PLANTS, BIRDS, AND INSECTS
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Although biodiversity of land-use systems showed taxonomic group- and guild-specific differences, most groups were affected in a similar way by habitat modifi- cation, and land- use systems such as secondary forests and agroforestry systems supported relatively high numbers of species and might play a significant role for biodiversity conservation in tropical landscapes.
The impact of agricultural intensification and land-use change on the European arable flora
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There was a positive relationship between national wheat yields and the numbers of rare, threatened or recently extinct arable plant species in each country, and variation in the relative proportions of species in different threat categories was significantly explained using a combination of fertilizer and herbicide use.
Acidity, nutrient stocks, and organic‐matter content in soils of a temperate deciduous forest with different abundance of European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.)
The production and composition of leaf litter, soil acidity, exchangeable nutrients, and the amount and distribution of soil organic matter were analyzed in a broad-leaved mixed forest on loess over
Elevation effects on the carbon budget of tropical mountain forests (S Ecuador): the role of the belowground compartment
Carbon storage and sequestration in tropical mountain forests and their dependence on elevation and temperature are not well understood. In an altitudinal transect study in the South Ecuadorian
Above- and below-ground litter production in three tropical montane forests in southern Ecuador
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It is concluded that dying fine roots represent a very important fraction of total litterfall in tropical montane forests that can exceed the quantity of leaf litter.
Quantifying above‐ and belowground biomass carbon loss with forest conversion in tropical lowlands of Sumatra (Indonesia)
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Conversion of natural lowland forest into different agricultural systems leads to a strong reduction not only in the biomass carbon pool but also in carbon sequestration as carbon residence time (i.e. biomass-C:NPP-C).
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