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On the dynamics, floristic subdivision and geographical distribution of varzea forests in Central Amazonia
Abstract. Within different stands of the white-water inundation forest (varzea forest) in the Central Amazon region, composition, abundance, frequency and basal area of tree species were recorded.Expand
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Litter fall, litter stocks and decomposition rates in rainforest and agroforestry sites in central Amazonia
The sustainability of agroforestry systems in Amazonia was assessed from their litter dynamics and decomposition. Litter fall and litter stocks were determined from July 1997 to March 1999 in fourExpand
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Mapping and assessing water use in a Central Asian irrigation system by utilizing MODIS remote sensing products
Spatial and temporal patterns of water depletion in the irrigated land of Khorezm, a region located in Central Asia in the lower floodplains of the Amu Darya River, were mapped and monitored by meansExpand
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Litter decomposition, microbial biomass and activity of soil organisms in three agroforestry sites in central Amazonia
Soil organisms play a central role in the decomposition of organic matter. The activity of soil organisms was comparatively examined in three experimental sites in central Amazonia (Brazil): a peachExpand
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Decomposition of Wood
Decomposition includes two important basic processes: mechanical fragmentation of substrate and chemical mineralization of organic materials. In the varzea, these processes take place both in theExpand
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Feeding activities of soil organisms at four different forest sites in Central Amazonia using the bait lamina method
A recently developed technique in soil ecology is the use of the bait lamina method, for assessing the feeding activity of soil animals in situ. Here the bait lamina method (slightly adapted toExpand
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Decomposition of organic amendment and nutrient release under the zai technique in the Sahel
In the West African Sahel, farmers use the zai technique to reclaim degraded cropland. Although the nutrients released by the decomposition of the amendments are central to the success of theExpand
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