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Changes in soil phosphorus fractions and ecosystem dynamics across a long chronosequence in Hawaii.
We tested the Walker and Syers (1976) conceptual model of soil development and its ecological implications by analyzing changes in soil P, vegetation, and other ecosystem properties on a soilExpand
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Age-Related Decline in Forest Productivity: Pattern and Process
Publisher Summary This chapter reviews the evidence for the pattern of growth decline with age and discusses the evidence for the mechanisms that may be responsible. It begins with an overview of theExpand
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Nitrogen mineralization from leaves and litter of tropical plants: Relationship to nitrogen, lignin and soluble polyphenol concentrations
Abstract Rates and patterns of nitrogen mineralization from decomposing plant materials are known to be affected by initial concentrations of N, lignin and soluble polyphenols, but published resultsExpand
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AN EXPERIMENTAL TEST OF THE CAUSES OF FOREST GROWTH DECLINE WITH STAND AGE
The decline in aboveground wood production after canopy closure in even-aged forest stands is a common pattern in forests, but clear evidence for the mechanism causing the decline is lacking. TheExpand
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Production and Resource Use Efficiencies in N- and P-Limited Tropical Forests: A Comparison of Responses to Long-term Fertilization
At two sites at the extreme ends of a soil development chronosequence in Hawaii, we investigated whether forest responses to fertilization on young soils were similar to those on highly weatheredExpand
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Phosphorus limitation of forest leaf area and net primary production on a highly weathered soil
We tested the hypothesis that P was the nutrient limiting net primary production of a nativeMetrosideros polymorpha forest on a highly weathered montane tropical soil in Hawaii. A factorialExpand
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HURRICANE DAMAGE TO A HAWAIIAN FOREST: NUTRIENT SUPPLY RATE AFFECTS RESISTANCE AND RESILIENCE
Hurricane Iniki damaged a forest in which we had previously studied nutrient limitation to productivity. We had measured the response of aboveground net primary productivity (ANPP) to fertilizerExpand
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Transpiration and forest structure in relation to soil waterlogging in a Hawaiian montane cloud forest.
Transpiration, leaf characteristics and forest structure in Metrosideros polymorpha Gaud. stands growing in East Maui, Hawaii were investigated to assess physiological limitations associated withExpand
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Within-System Element Cycles, Input-Output Budgets, and Nutrient Limitation
Widely used conceptual models for controls on nutrient cycling and input-outputs budgets of forest ecosystems suggest that: (1) nutrient losses from ecosystems originate in the available nutrientExpand
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Effects of chemical composition on nitrogen mineralization from green manures of seven tropical leguminous trees
Green manures from seven tropical leguminous trees were incubated with soil to determine the rates and controls of net nitrogen release. Fresh green manure (leaves and succulent twigs) was mixed withExpand
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