The sensitivity of tropical leaf litter decomposition to temperature: results from a large-scale leaf translocation experiment along an elevation gradient in Peruvian forests.

@article{Salinas2011TheSO,
  title={The sensitivity of tropical leaf litter decomposition to temperature: results from a large-scale leaf translocation experiment along an elevation gradient in Peruvian forests.},
  author={Norberto Salinas and Yadvinder Malhi and Patrick Meir and Miles R. Silman and R Roman Cuesta and Juana Kuramoto Huam{\'a}n and Daniel Salinas and Vicky Huam{\'a}n and Arminda M. Gibaja and Moggan Mamani and Felipe Huaipar Farf{\'a}n},
  journal={The New phytologist},
  year={2011},
  volume={189 4},
  pages={
          967-77
        }
}
• We present the results from a litter translocation experiment along a 2800-m elevation gradient in Peruvian tropical forests. The understanding of the environmental factors controlling litter decomposition is important in the description of the carbon and nutrient cycles of tropical ecosystems, and in predicting their response to long-term increases in temperature. • Samples of litter from 15 species were transplanted across all five sites in the study, and decomposition was tracked over 448… CONTINUE READING
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