Plant Litter

Decomposition, Humus Formation, Carbon Sequestration

  • Björn Berg
  • Charles McClaugherty

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Björn Berg, Charles McClaugherty
    Pages 1-10
  3. Björn Berg, Charles McClaugherty
    Pages 11-34
  4. Björn Berg, Charles McClaugherty
    Pages 35-52
  5. Björn Berg, Charles McClaugherty
    Pages 53-83
  6. Björn Berg, Charles McClaugherty
    Pages 85-107
  7. Björn Berg, Charles McClaugherty
    Pages 143-170
  8. Björn Berg, Charles McClaugherty
    Pages 171-187
  9. Björn Berg, Charles McClaugherty
    Pages 189-199
  10. Björn Berg, Charles McClaugherty
    Pages 215-234
  11. Björn Berg, Charles McClaugherty
    Pages 235-264
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 265-315

About this book

Introduction

Since the publication of the 2nd edition, there have been substantial developments in the field of litter decomposition. This fully revised and updated 3rd edition of Plant Litter reflects and discusses new findings and re-evaluates earlier ones in light of recent research and with regard to current areas of investigation. 

The availability of several long-term studies allows a more in-depth approach to decomposition patterns and to the later stages of decomposition, as well as to humus formation and accumulation.

The latest information focuses on three fields:

(i)          the effects of manganese on decomposition and possibly on carbon sequestration,

(ii)         new findings on decomposition dynamics, and

(iii)        the new analytical technique using 13C-NMR.

 

Authors and affiliations

  • Björn Berg
    • 1
  • Charles McClaugherty
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Forest SciencesUniversity of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland
  2. 2.Mount Union University Dept. BiologyAllianceUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-38821-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-38820-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-38821-7
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