See, Lee Su and Koon, Yong Teng (1985) A Comparative Study of Leaf Litter Decomposition Rates in a Hill Forest and a Forest Plantation in Peninsular Malaysia. Pertanika, 8 (3). pp. 373-379.
A comparison of seraya (Shorea curtisii Dyer ex. King) and pine (pinus caribaea var. Hondurensis) leaf litter was made over a period of16 weeks in a Hill Dzpterocarp Forest (HDF) and in a pine plantation (PP). At both sites, seraya leaves decomposed at a faster rate than pine needles. Weight losses after 16 weeks from seraya leaves varied from 19.5% (PP) to 39.0% (HDF) while pine needles showed weight losses varying from 10.3% (PP) to 13.6% (HDF). Soil microarthopods were suspected to playa more important role in seraya leaf litter decomposition in the HDF than in the PP. The significance ofthese findings onforest management is discussed..
|Keyword:||Leaf litter decomposition; hill forest; forest plantation; litter bag studies.|
|Faculty or Institute:||Faculty of Forestry|
|Deposited By:||Nur Izzati Mohd Zaki|
|Deposited On:||12 Nov 2009 01:30|
|Last Modified:||27 May 2013 06:59|
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