Decomposition of coarse woody debris in a long‐term litter manipulation experiment: A focus on nutrient availability

@inproceedings{Gora2018DecompositionOC,
  title={Decomposition of coarse woody debris in a long‐term litter manipulation experiment: A focus on nutrient availability},
  author={Evan M Gora and Emma J Sayer and Benjamin L Turner and Edmund V. J. Tanner},
  year={2018}
}
The majority of above-ground carbon in tropical forests is stored in wood, which is returned to the atmosphere during decomposition of coarse woody debris. However, the factors controlling wood decomposition have not been experimentally manipulated over time scales comparable to the length of this process. We hypothesized that wood decomposition is limited by nutrient availability and tested this hypothesis in a long-term litter addition and removal experiment in a lowland tropical forest in… CONTINUE READING
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