Mangrove associates versus true mangroves: a comparative analysis of leaf litter decomposition in Sundarban

@article{Chanda2015MangroveAV,
  title={Mangrove associates versus true mangroves: a comparative analysis of leaf litter decomposition in Sundarban},
  author={Abhra Chanda and A. Monayem Akhand and Sudip Manna and Sourav Das and Anirban Mukhopadhyay and Indrani Das and Sugata Hazra and S. B. Choudhury and K. H. Rao and Vinay K. Dadhwal},
  journal={Wetlands Ecology and Management},
  year={2015},
  volume={24},
  pages={293-315}
}
Mangrove species are broadly classified as ‘true mangroves’ and ‘mangrove associates’. We hypothesized that the leaf litter decomposition rates of true mangroves differ significantly from the mangrove associates under the same ecological and bio-climatic conditions. In order to test this hypothesis, the leaf litter decay rates of 24 true mangrove species and 10 mangrove associates along with the concomitant carbon and nitrogen dynamics of the litters were studied in the tropical mangrove forest… CONTINUE READING