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Rates of forest floor decomposition and nutrient turnover in aspen, pine, and spruce stands on two soils.Author(s): D. A. Perala; D.H. Alban
Source: Research Paper NC-227. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: North Central Research Station
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DescriptionCompares rates of forest floor decomposition and nutrient turnover in aspen and conifers. These rates were generally most rapid under aspen, slowest under spruce, and more rapid on a loamy fine sand than on a very fine sandy loam. Compares results with literature values.
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CitationPerala, D. A.; Alban, D.H. 1982. Rates of forest floor decomposition and nutrient turnover in aspen, pine, and spruce stands on two soils. Research Paper NC-227. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
Keywordsmineralization, nutrient cycling, litterfall, nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium
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