Contribution of litter CO2 production to total soil respiration in two different deciduous forests

@inproceedings{Kim2005ContributionOL,
  title={Contribution of litter CO2 production to total soil respiration in two different deciduous forests},
  author={Hyochung Kim and Takashi Hirano and Takayoshi Koike and Satoru Urano},
  year={2005}
}
CO 2 efflux from a forest floor is produced in subsoil, topsoil and litter layers. We evaluated topsoil respiration (R t ), subsoil respiration (R s ) and litter CO 2 production (R L ) seperately in a deciduous broadleaf forest and a larch forest in northern Japan from April through November to investigate the contribution of R L to total soil respiration (R all : R L + R t + R s ). In the broadleaf forest, R L peaked at 0.97 gC m -2 d -1 in late May. The R L contribution to R all (R L / R all… CONTINUE READING