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Studies in leaf-litter breakdown. II. Breakdown rate of sun and shade leaves



Studies in leaf-litter breakdown. II. Breakdown rate of sun and shade leaves



Pedobiologia. 6: 238-243



Leaves of Quercus robur and Fagus sylvaticus collected at leaf fall were arbitrarily divided into hard (thick) and soft (thin) categories; these categories were thought to be synonymus with "sun" and "shade". When placed on the soil surface, soft leaf disks disappeared faster than hard ones; disks disappeared faster when exposed to earth-worms' feeding, and those of oak disappeared faster than those of beech.

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