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Leaf litter decomposition and nutrient dynamics in woodland and wetland conditions along a forest to wetland hillslope

Qiu, S., McComb, A.J. and Bell, R.W. (2012) Leaf litter decomposition and nutrient dynamics in woodland and wetland conditions along a forest to wetland hillslope. ISRN Soil Science, 2012 . pp. 1-8.

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Abstract

Leaf litters of jarrah (Eucalyptus marginata Donn ex Sm.) and banksia (Banksia menziesii R. Br.) were decomposed at woodland and wetland conditions for two years to test site influence on the rates of decomposition. Weight loss was rapid in early rains but slowed substantially in the following months, resulting in 2/3 to 1/2 weights remaining after two years of field exposure. Litter weight loss was well described by a two-substrate quality decay model (

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Environmental Science
Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Copyright: © 2012 Song Qiu et al.
Notes: This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/17388
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