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Does the addition of litter from N-fixing Acacia mearnsii accelerate leaf decomposition of Eucalyptus globulus?

Xiang, Wenhua; Bauhus, Juergen

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Nutrient cycling in mixed-species plant communities may be enhanced in comparison to what might be expected from the component species. In this study, we investigated (1) whether the admixing of nitrogen-rich litter from Acacia mearnsii can accelerate the decomposition of Eucalyptus globulus leaf litter and (2) whether eucalypt litter originating from mixed stands with acacias decomposes faster than litter from pure eucalypt stands. To address the first question, pure and mixed litter was...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/49538
Source: American Journal of Botany
DOI: 10.1071/BT06083

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