Litter decomposition rates in Canadian forests

@inproceedings{Moore1999LitterDR,
  title={Litter decomposition rates in Canadian forests},
  author={Tim R. Moore and John A. Trofymow and Barry Taylor and Cindy Ellen Prescott and Claude Camir{\'e} and L. Duschene and James W. Fyles and L{\'a}szl{\'o} Koz{\'a}k and Marty Kranabetter and Ian N. Morrison and Mirjami Siltanen and Sandy M. Smith and Bd Titus and Silvia Visser and Ross W. Wein and Stephen C. Zoltai},
  year={1999}
}
The effect of litter quality and climate on the rate of decomposition of plant tissues was examined by the measurement of mass remaining after 3 years’ exposure of 11 litter types placed at 18 forest sites across Canada. Amongst sites, mass remaining was strongly related to mean annual temperature and precipitation and amongst litter types the ratio of Klason lignin to nitrogen in the initial tissue was the most important litter quality variable. When combined into a multiple regression, mean… CONTINUE READING

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