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Litter decomposition

Björn Berg

Litter decomposition

a guide to carbon and nutrient turnover

by Björn Berg

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Published by Elsevier/Academic Press in Amsterdam, Boston .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Plant litter -- Biodegradation,
  • Soil ecology

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Björn Berg, Ryszard Laskowski.
    SeriesAdvances in ecological research -- v. 38
    ContributionsLaskowski, Ryszard.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQH541.5.S6 B468 2006
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxv, 421 p. :
    Number of Pages421
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22231355M
    ISBN 10012373617X
    ISBN 109780123736178
    LC Control Number2006272437

    Get this from a library! Litter decomposition: a guide to carbon and nutrient turnover. [Björn Berg; Ryszard Laskowski] -- "Litter Decomposition describes one of the most important processes in the biosphere -- the decay of organic matter. It focuses on the decomposition process of foliar litter in . Get this from a library! Litter decomposition: a guide to carbon and nutrient turnover. [Björn Berg; Ryszard Laskowski] -- "Litter decomposition describes one of the most important processes in the biosphere the decay of organic matter. It focuses on the decomposition process of foliar litter in the terrestrial systems.

    In the present study, we observed significant inhibitory effects of added N on decomposition rates of either low-quality litter (e.g., Phragmites leaf and Artemisia root) or higher-quality litter (e.g., Artemisia leaf and Setaria root), but the magnitude of the mass loss of leaves and roots with added N varied between the low-quality litter and Cited by: 6. Mangifera indica, Zizyphus jujuba, Litchi chinensis, and Artocarpus heterophyllus are the most common cropland agroforest horticultural tree species of Bangladesh. This study focused on leaf litter decomposition and nutrient (N, P, and K) dynamics during the decomposition process. This experiment was conducted for days by using litter bag technique during dry and wet by: 2.

    • Litter decomposition via leaching of dissolved organic matter (DOM) is understudied • Suggest the wettest of lowland forests may sustain some of the highest rates of litter turnover on earth • Climate change is likely to slow rates of decomposition, unless litter quality concurrently increasedFile Size: 1MB. The litter layer is quite variable in its thickness, decomposition rate and nutrient content and is affected in part by seasonality, plant species, climate, soil fertility, elevation, and latitude. The most extreme variability of litterfall is seen as a function of seasonality; each individual species of plant has seasonal losses of certain parts of its body, which can be determined by the.


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Litter decomposition by Björn Berg Download PDF EPUB FB2

Litter Decomposition describes one of the most important processes in the biosphere – the decay of organic matter. It focuses on the decomposition process of foliar litter in the terrestrial systems of boreal and temperate forests due to the greater amount of data from those : Ryszard Laskowski.

Decomposition of organic matter is a major ecosystem process involving an array of different organisms, including bacteria, fungi and invertebrates. The main objective of this book is to provide students and laboratory instructors at universities and professional ecologists with a broad range of established methods to study plant litter decomposition.

"The work of Berg and Mc Claugherty resumes the state of the art concerning litter decomposition mainly in boreal forests but also in a few temperate situations. this book is a remarkable synthesis of the current knowledge about the decomposition of plant residues in forest ecosystems.

Cited by: LITTER DECOMPOSITION CONCEPT. Litter decomposition is defined as the process through which dead organic material is broken down into particles of progressively smaller size, until the structure can no longer be recognized, and organic molecules are mineralized to their prime constituents: H 2 O, CO 2 and mineral components.

During the process, recalcitrant organic compounds are formed and. Part of the Ecological Methods and Concepts series, this work provides an overview of the methods used to examine the decomposition of plant litter. It focuses on leaf litter in fresh waters.

It also focuses on the principles and concepts underlying the various methods and their relative merits and : Mark O. Gessner. About this book This book provides a comprehensive overview of the methods used to examine the decomposition of plant litter, one of the most fundamental ecosystem processes.

Special emphasis is placed on leaf litter in fresh waters, but most methods are equally applicable to plant litter in coastal marine and terrestrial ecosystems. This book will be invaluable to science students and instructors, as well as to biologists, botanists, marine ecologists.

Show less. Biology of Plant Litter Decomposition, Volume II is organized into two parts. The first part focuses on the organisms involved in plant litter decomposition. Since the publication of the 2nd edition, there have been substantial developments in the field of litter decomposition.

This fully revised and updated 3rd edition of Plant Litter reflects and discusses new findings and re-evaluates earlier ones in light of recent research and with regard to.

Litter decomposition is one of the key ecological processes in ecosystems: When a larger C fraction is released into the atmosphere, a smaller C fraction is transferred to humic substances, which can be stored in soils for a long time; N, P, and minerals can be stored in soils for plant reuse (Berg and McClaugherty, ).

Review. From the reviews: "This book is a laboratory manual detailing some of the available methods to study plant litter and its decomposition. The procedural descriptions are adequately detailed, and include comprehensive checklists of equipment, chemicals, and : Hardcover. Litter Decomposition describes one of the most important processes in the biosphere – the decay of organic matter.

It focuses on the decomposition process of foliar litter in the terrestrial systems of boreal and temperate forests due to the greater amount of data from those Edition: 1. Covering mainly boreal and temperate forests, the book gives a synthesis of the different sub-processes on the basis that decomposition is microbially mediated and develops a system in the.

Decomposition was studied using field litter-bags, and marked differences were observed in the decomposition rates of litters derived from the two treatments, with the highest weight remaining. Litter decomposition in forest ecosystems: a review Fresh leaf litter is a readily available substrate for soil macro- and microfauna.

The litter quality also affects the degradation process, as it generally reduces throughout the decomposition due to the loss of readily accessible carbonCited by: Truly unique, it is also worth picking up this older book. It delves into decomposition like no other children’s book.

Age Range: 4 – 8 years Publisher: Scholastic (January 1, ) ISBN ISBN Middle Grade. Leaf Litter Critters by. Litter decomposition in forest ecosystems has been the subject of numerous studies, including several at Hubbard Brook (HB).

Decay of aboveground litter is relatively easy to measure and interest in this topic originally revolved largely around ecological questions of mineral nutrient cycling.

Plant Litter book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. This fully revised and updated 2nd edition of Plant Litter focuses on decompo Reviews: 1. A knowledge of litter decomposition rates and biological processes could be useful for the management of soil fertility (Swift ), ecological restoration of environmentally fragile sites, detoxification of soil contaminants and reducing the emission of trace gases to the atmosphere (Heal et al.

).Cited by: 2. It also covers the involvement of biotrophic and necrotrophic parasites of higher plants in the early stages of decomposition.

With a strong focus on the interrelationships in plant litter decomposition, the book is an ideal source of information for research biologists who are interested in life cycle and decomposition of Edition: 1.

Background and aims: Litter decomposition is a critical process in terrestrial ecosystems and, since in natural conditions plant litter occurs in mixtures, understanding the interactive effects of. Buy Litter Decomposition: a Guide to Carbon and Nutrient Turnover: Volume 38 (Advances in Ecological Research) by Luo Yiqi, Bjørn Berg, Ryszard Laskowski (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible : Ryszard Laskowski.1ignin:N and 1ignin:cellulose) alter litter decomposition and release rates in the early stages of litter decomposition. As litter substrate quality decreases during decompo- sition, initial litter quality has a decreasing influence on late-stage decomposition rates.

At this stage, litter decay rates are controlled instead by climate, soil texture,File Size: KB.Biology of Plant Litter Decomposition V1: Volume 1 - Ebook written by C.H.

Dickinson. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Biology of Plant Litter Decomposition V1: Volume 1.