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Forest clearance is a pervasive disturbance worldwide, but many of its impacts are regarded as transient, diminishing in intensity as forest recovers....Read more
Increasing evidence suggests that high biomass and litterfall do not necessarily bring about soil organic carbon (SOC) sinks, contrary to the assumpti...Read more
A study was made in 1971-72 of leaf litter from 119 inventory plots, each of 0.025 ha, in Picea sitchensis plantations (8-42 years old) on gleyed soil...Read more
Measurements at monthly intervals showed that leaf-fall in the Mora excelsa rain forests of Trinidad was much greater in Aug. Oct. and in Feb. April t...Read more
Litter bags, containing aspen or aster leaf litter, were used to compare decomposition in burned and adjacent unburned areas in forests in northeaster...Read more
Litter bag studies in a lowland tropical rain forest in NE Queensland, Australia, showed that breakdown rates decreased in the order: Eucalyptus alba ...Read more
Recent research has addressed how transgenic residues from arable crops may influence adjacent waterways, aquatic consumers and important ecosystem pr...Read more
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 surrou...Read more
Losses of weight and Ca from decomposing leaves of Acer rubrum, Liriodendron tulipifera and Quercus alba proceeded at much greater rates in a perennia...Read more
The effects of two levels of the insecticides carbaryl (0.11 and 1.13 g/m2) and DDT (0.56 and 5.60 g/m2) on the litter fauna of a closed canopy stand ...Read more