Volume measurements for quicker determination of forest litter standing crop

Parsons, Scott, Shoo, Luke P. and Williams, Stephen E. (2009) Volume measurements for quicker determination of forest litter standing crop. Journal of Tropical Ecology, 25 665-669. doi:10.1017/S0266467409990241

Author Parsons, Scott
Shoo, Luke P.
Williams, Stephen E.
Title Volume measurements for quicker determination of forest litter standing crop
Journal name Journal of Tropical Ecology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0266-4674
Publication date 2009-11
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1017/S0266467409990241
Volume 25
Start page 665
End page 669
Total pages 5
Place of publication Cambridge, United Kingdom
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Language eng
Abstract Litter standing crop (LSC) is the quantity of plant detritus on the floor in forested environments. Knowledge of LSC is important in understanding many ecological phenomena. These include studies of litterfall, decomposition/litter turnover rates and nutrient cycling (Anderson et al. 1983, Dent et al. 2006), general plant performance (Benítez-Malvido & Kossmann-Ferraz 1999), other ecosystem processes such as the effects of fire (Odiwe & Muoghalu 2003) and fauna (Frith & Frith 1990, Giaretta et al. 1999, Levings & Windsor 1985). The determination of accurate annual average LSC data, may require monitoring over long periods due to seasonality and sometimes sporadic nature of litterfall and decomposition rates (Clark et al. 2001). Furthermore, the effects of topography and water movement create the need for both representative site selection and sufficient spatial coverage.
Keyword leaf litter
litter standing crop
Tropical Rain-Forest
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes "Short communication"

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