Litterfall production and fluvial export in headwater catchments of the southern Amazon

  title={Litterfall production and fluvial export in headwater catchments of the southern Amazon},
  author={Evandro Carlos Selva and Eduardo Guimar{\~a}es Couto and Mark S. Johnson and Johannes Lehmann},
  journal={Journal of Tropical Ecology},
  pages={329 - 335}
Resolving the carbon (C) balance in the Amazonian forest depends on an improved quantification of production and losses of particulate C from forested landscapes via stream export. The main goal of this work was to quantify litterfall, the lateral movement of litter, and the export of coarse organic particulate matter (>2 mm) in four small watersheds (1–2 ha) under native forest in southern Amazonia near Juruena, Mato Grosso, Brazil (10°25′S, 58°46′W). Mean litterfall production was 11.8 Mg ha… 

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