(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1993)

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Litter mass loss rates in pine forests of Europe and Eastern United States: some relationships with climate and litter quality


Simple correlation applied to the data set indicated that annual actual evapotranspiration (AET) should be the leading climatic constraint on mass-loss rates. The combination of AET, adjacent average annual temperature, could explain about 70% of the sites' variability on litter mass-loss. In an analysis of 23 Scots pine sites north of the Alps and Carpatians, AET alone could account for about 65% of the variation and the addition of a substrate-quality variable was sufficiently significant to be used in a model. Some of the relationships between mass-loss rate and climatic variables are among the highest ever reported. - (DG)


Article of periodic

published at : Biogeochemistry / ISSN 0168-2563 / CODEN BIOGEP

Editor : Springer, Heidelberg - ALLEMAGNE (1984)

Millesime : 1993, vol. 20 [pp. 127-159]




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