Do climate and soil influence phenotypic variability in leaf litter, microbial decomposition and shredder consumption?


We tested the hypothesis that water stress and soil nutrient availability drive leaf-litter quality for decomposers and detritivores by relating chemical and physical leaf-litter properties and decomposability of Alnus glutinosa and Quercus robur, sampled together with edaphic parameters, across wide European climatic gradients. By regressing principal… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00442-013-2825-2


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