Litter fall and litter layer decay in coastal scrub at Sydney, Australia

@article{Maggs1977LitterFA,
  title={Litter fall and litter layer decay in coastal scrub at Sydney, Australia},
  author={John Maggs and Craig J. Pearson},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={1977},
  volume={31},
  pages={239-250}
}
Seasonal litter fall and changes in dry weight and minerals within the litter layer were sampled throughout one year. The annual total litter fall was 4.9 t per hectare of which 70% was leaf fall. Litter fall was highest in spring and early summer, the falls of each component (leaf, wood, etc.) and species being markedly seasonal but not all in phase. The annual amounts of minerals cycling as litter fall ranged from 44 kg N to 2 kg P per hectare. Mineral concentrations of the litter fall… CONTINUE READING
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