Changes in the chemical composition of alder, poplar and willow leaves during decomposition in a river

  title={Changes in the chemical composition of alder, poplar and willow leaves during decomposition in a river},
  author={Eric E. Chauvet},
(1) As there was a paucity of information on the aquatic decomposition of leaves of willow (Salix alba), poplar (Populus gr. nigra) and alder (Alnus glutinosa), the net-bag technique was used to study chemical changes in the leaves over a period of six months in the Garonne (France). (2) The disappearance rates of foliar organic matter were about similar for the three species (k = 0.0065 day−1 for alder, k = 0.0054 day−1 for poplar and k = 0.0050 day−1 for willow). Changes in carbon amount were… CONTINUE READING

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