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The effect of fine root input into organic matter and nutrient dynamics in the forest floors of subalpine Abies amabilis stands

Vogt, K.; Grier, C.C.

Root ecology and its practical application A contribution to the investigation of the whole plant: 609-616

1983


Accession: 001136138

Long-term organic matter and nutrient residence times in the forest floor were estimated using forest floor and above-ground litterfall weights in 23-yr-old and 180-yr-old subalpine Abies amabilis stands. The effect of root turnover in the forest floor on estimates of organic matter and nutrient residence time was determined. If only above-ground litterfall additions are considered in calculating forest floor organic matter and nutrient mean residence time serious errors will result.

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