Analysis of leaf and fine root litter from a subtropical montane rain forest by pyrolysis-gas chromatography/mass spectrometry

@inproceedings{Galletti1993AnalysisOL,
  title={Analysis of leaf and fine root litter from a subtropical montane rain forest by pyrolysis-gas chromatography/mass spectrometry},
  author={Guido C. Galletti and James B. Reeves and Janine Bloomfield and Kristiina A. Vogt and Daniel J. Vogt},
  year={1993}
}
Abstract As a preliminary part of a larger study on litter decomposition in tropical forests, pyrolysis—gas chromatography/mass spectrometry, Fourier transform-infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) and conventional wet chemistry methods were used to determine the composition of tropical leaf and fine root tissue, and the quality of the tissue acting as a substrate for decay. Wet chemistry fiber analysis of Sierra Palm ( Prestoea montana ) and Tabonuco ( Dacryodes excelsa ) samples suggested high total… CONTINUE READING