Slow litter decomposition in a Cecropia-dominated secondary forest of central Amazonia

@inproceedings{Mesquita1998SlowLD,
  title={Slow litter decomposition in a Cecropia-dominated secondary forest of central Amazonia},
  author={Rita de C{\'a}ssia Guimar{\~a}es Mesquita and Sarah W. Workman and Constance L. Neely},
  year={1998}
}
Abstract Different proportions of tree canopy cover in a second-growth forest were removed to determine the effect of canopy opening on the carbon cycle of a 10-y-old tropical rain forest dominated by Cecropia species. Understorey vegetation was left intact. Mean maximum monthly temperature increased in the 50 and 100% cut areas relative to 0% canopy removal plots. Plots with a 100% canopy removal had slightly higher soil moisture than 50 and 0% removal plots. Annual fine litter input was 6.9±0… CONTINUE READING

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