Effect of wood density and water permeability on wood decomposition rates of 32 Bornean rainforest trees

@inproceedings{Mori2014EffectOW,
  title={Effect of wood density and water permeability on wood decomposition rates of 32 Bornean rainforest trees},
  author={Sanae Mori and Akira Itoh and Satoshi Nanami and Sylvester Nian Sen Tan and Lucy Chong and Takuo Yamakura},
  year={2014}
}
Aims A better understanding of wood litter decomposition is essential for predicting responses of forest ecosystems to global climate change. Recent studies suggest that chemical properties of wood litters, rather than physical ones such as wood density, are more important for inter - We found large variation in the wood decomposition rate (a 49-fold range), suggesting that we need to consider this variation when cal- culating community-level carbon dynamics of tropical rain forests. The… CONTINUE READING