Litter Nutrient Dynamics During Succession in Dry Tropical Forests of the Yucatan: Regional and Seasonal Effects

@article{Read2003LitterN,
  title={
Litter Nutrient Dynamics During Succession in Dry Tropical Forests of the Yucatan: Regional and Seasonal Effects
},
  author={Larissa Read and Deborah Lawrence},
  journal={Ecosystems},
  year={2003},
  volume={6},
  pages={747-761}
}
Land-use change in the tropics is creating secondary forest at an unprecedented rate. In the tropical Americas, mature dry tropical forest is rapidly being converted to secondary forest during the fallow period of shifting cultivation. We investigated litter phosphorus (P) and nitrogen (N) dynamics in forests recovering from shifting cultivation of maize (corn) in three regions of the Southern Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. Our goal was to understand how nutrient and water availability affect… CONTINUE READING

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