Slowed decomposition is biotically mediated in an ectomycorrhizal, tropical rain forest

Abstract

Bacteria and fungi drive the cycling of plant litter in forests, but little is known about their role in tropical rain forest nutrient cycling, despite the high rates of litter decay observed in these ecosystems. However, litter decay rates are not uniform across tropical rain forests. For example, decomposition can differ dramatically over small spatial… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00442-010-1686-1

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