Increased litter input increases litter decomposition and soil respiration but has minor effects on soil organic carbon in subtropical forests

@article{Fang2015IncreasedLI,
  title={Increased litter input increases litter decomposition and soil respiration but has minor effects on soil organic carbon in subtropical forests},
  author={Xiong Fang and Liang Zhao and Guoyi Zhou and Wenjuan Huang and Juxiu Liu},
  journal={Plant and Soil},
  year={2015},
  volume={392},
  pages={139-153}
}
This study investigated the effects of changes in litter quantity and quality on litter decomposition, soil respiration, and soil organic carbon (SOC) in subtropical forests. The experiment had a nested factorial design with three factors: (1) successional stage with three levels (early, mid and mature), (2) litter type with two levels (Schima superba Gardn. et Champ. and Ormosia pinnata (Lour.) Merr.), and (3) litter addition with five levels (0, 218, 436, 654 and 873 g·m−2·yr−1, respectively… CONTINUE READING