Effects of irrigation on litterfall, fine root biomass and production in a semideciduous lowland forest in Panama

@article{Cavelier1999EffectsOI,
  title={Effects of irrigation on litterfall, fine root biomass and production in a semideciduous lowland forest in Panama},
  author={Jaime Cavelier and S Joseph Wright and Johanna Santamar{\'i}a},
  journal={Plant and Soil},
  year={1999},
  volume={211},
  pages={207-213}
}
The effects of irrigation on fine root biomass, root production and litterfall were measured at the community level, in a semideciduous lowland forest in Panama. Biomass of roots less than 2 mm in dia. in the first 10 cm of the soil (measured with soil cores), was higher in irrigated (1.80 Mg ha-1) than in non-irrigated plots (1.24 Mg ha-1). During the dry season, productivity of roots (measured with ingrowth cylinders filled with root-free soil), was higher in irrigated (1.6 g m-2 day-1) than… CONTINUE READING
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