A preliminary study of spatial patterns in the accession of conifer litter fall.

Published online
01 Jan 1974
Content type
Journal article
Journal title
Journal of Applied Ecology

Spain, A. V.

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In continued work [see preceding abstract] the weight and nutrient status of litter from the four species were related to the size of the trees surrounding the sampling points and their distance from the sampling points by means of multiple regression and canonical correlation analyses. Correlations were strongest for the physical fractions of litter and least for the concentrations of the selected plant nutrient elements. These results may partly help to explain the known spatial variation in forest soils.

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