Impacts of litter and understory removal on soil properties in a subtropical Acacia mangium plantation in China

@article{Xiong2007ImpactsOL,
  title={Impacts of litter and understory removal on soil properties in a subtropical Acacia mangium plantation in China},
  author={Yanmei Xiong and Hanping Xia and Zhi’an Li and Xi’an Cai and Shenglei Fu},
  journal={Plant and Soil},
  year={2007},
  volume={304},
  pages={179-188}
}
In forest ecosystems, the effects of litter or understory on soil properties are far from being fully understood. We conducted a study in a pure Acacia mangium Willd. plantation in southern China, by removing litter or understory or both components and then comparing these treatments with a control (undisturbed), to evaluate their respective effects on soil physical, chemical and biological properties. In addition, a litter decomposition experiment was conducted to understand the effects of… CONTINUE READING
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