Elevated CO2 reduces field decomposition rates of Betula pendula (Roth.) leaf litter

@article{Cotrufo1996ElevatedCR,
  title={Elevated CO2 reduces field decomposition rates of Betula pendula (Roth.) leaf litter},
  author={M. F. Cotrufo and Phil Ineson},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={1996},
  volume={106},
  pages={525-530}
}
The effect of elevated atmospheric CO2 and nutrient supply on elemental composition and decomposition rates of tree leaf litter was studied using litters derived from birch (Betula pendula Roth.) plants grown under two levels of atmospheric CO2 (ambient and ambient +250 ppm) and two nutrient regimes in solar domes. CO2 and nutrient treatments affected the chemical composition of leaves, both independently and interactively. The elevated CO2 and unfertilized soil regime significantly enhanced… CONTINUE READING