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    Author(s): William F.J. Parsons; Richard L. Lindroth; James G. Bockheim
    Date: 2004
    Source: Global Change Biology. 10: 1666-1677.
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Northern Research Station
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    Litter decay dynamics of paper birch (Betula papyrifera) were assessed at the Aspen free-air CO2 enrichment (FACE) facility in northern Wisconsin, USA. Leaf litter was decomposed for 12 months under factorial combinations of 360 vs. 560 µLCO2 L-1, crossed with 36 vs. 55 nLO3 L-1. To differentiate between substrate quality and environment effects, litterbags were placed in their Native Plots of origin or transplanted into the other treatments.

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    Parsons, William F.J.; Lindroth, Richard L.; Bockheim, James G. 2004. Decomposition of Betula papyrifera leaf litter under the independent and interactive effects of elevated CO2 and O3. Global Change Biology. 10: 1666-1677.


    Betula papyrifera, CO2, decomposition, FACE, O3, paper birch

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