Plant litter dynamics in the forest-stream interface: precipitation is a major control across tropical biomes

@inproceedings{Tonin2017PlantLD,
  title={Plant litter dynamics in the forest-stream interface: precipitation is a major control across tropical biomes},
  author={Alan M Tonin and Jos{\'e} Francisco J{\'u}nior Gonçalves and Paulino Bambi and Sheyla Regina Marques Couceiro and Lorrane Aesha Malta Feitoza and Lucas E Fontana and Neusa Hamada and Luiz Ubiratan Hepp and V{\^a}nia G Lezan-Kowalczuk and Gustavo F M Leite and Aurea Luiza Lemes-Silva and Leonardo Kleba Lisboa and Rafael C Loureiro and Renato Tavares Martins and Adriana O Medeiros and Paula Benevides de Morais and Yara Moretto and Patr{\'i}cia C A Oliveria and Evelyn B Pereira and Lidiane P Ferreira and Javier P{\'e}rez and Maur{\'i}cio Mello Petrucio and Deusiano F Reis and Renan S Rezende and N{\'a}dia Roque and Luiz E P Santos and Ana Emilia Siegloch and Gabriela Tonello and Luz Boyero},
  booktitle={Scientific Reports},
  year={2017}
}
Riparian plant litter is a major energy source for forested streams across the world and its decomposition has repercussions on nutrient cycling, food webs and ecosystem functioning. However, we know little about plant litter dynamics in tropical streams, even though the tropics occupy 40% of the Earth’s land surface. Here we investigated spatial and temporal (along a year cycle) patterns of litter inputs and storage in multiple streams of three tropical biomes in Brazil (Atlantic forest… CONTINUE READING