Plant traits and decomposition: are the relationships for roots comparable to those for leaves?

@article{Birouste2012PlantTA,
  title={Plant traits and decomposition: are the relationships for roots comparable to those for leaves?},
  author={Marine Birouste and Elena Kazakou and Alain Blanchard and Catherine Roumet},
  journal={Annals of botany},
  year={2012},
  volume={109 2},
  pages={463-72}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Fine root decomposition is an important determinant of nutrient and carbon cycling in grasslands; however, little is known about the factors controlling root decomposition among species. Our aim was to investigate whether interspecific variation in the potential decomposition rate of fine roots could be accounted for by root chemical and… CONTINUE READING

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