Root quality and decomposition environment, but not tree species richness, drive root decomposition in tropical forests

@article{GuerreroRamrez2016RootQA,
  title={Root quality and decomposition environment, but not tree species richness, drive root decomposition in tropical forests},
  author={Nathaly R Guerrero-Ram{\'i}rez and Dylan Craven and Christian Messier and Catherine Potvin and Benjamin L Turner and Ira Tanya Handa},
  journal={Plant and Soil},
  year={2016},
  volume={404},
  pages={125-139}
}
Tropical forests contribute significantly to the global carbon cycle, yet the relative importance of tree diversity on key ecosystem processes such as root decomposition remains unknown. We examined the influence of tree species richness on root decomposition over 485 days at two sites in Panama with contrasting soil fertility. Diversity effects on decomposition rates were calculated where 1) overstory tree species richness and composition matched that occurring inside root decomposition bags… CONTINUE READING
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