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Plant Litter : Decomposition, humus formation, carbon sequestration

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Berg, Björn ; McClaugherty, Charles:
Plant Litter : Decomposition, humus formation, carbon sequestration.
Berlin : Springer , 2003 . - XII, 286 S.
ISBN 3540443290

Abstract

The present book gives a modernized and comprehensive overview of the degradation of major litter components as well as the sum of processes when forest plant litter decomposes, releases nutrients and turns into humus. Covering mainly boreal and temperate forests, the book gives a synthesis of the different sub-processes on the basis that decomposition is microbially mediated and develops a system in the decomposition processes leading to chemical changes in litter. Further, it introduces a conceptual model for litter transformations from litter fall until the decomposing litter accumulates as humus. The effects of substrate quality, climate, and their interactions on decomposition are presented as well as examples of litter types that break the basic pattern. A system is suggested for humus accumulation rates among forest systems, a system that may be a starting point for estimates of carbon sequestration in forest systems. Keywords: Humus, carbon sink, decomposition, litter, plant, nutrient dynamics, plant litter, soils Contents: Introduction.- Decomposition as a Process.- Decomposer Organisms.- Initial Litter Chemical Composition and Factors Determining it.- Changes in Substrate Composition During Decay.- Influence of Chemically Varying Substances on Decomposition.- Climatic Environment.- Site Factors Other Than Climate.- Decomposition of Woody and Root Litter.- Models That Describe Decomposition.- Decomposition and Ecosystem Function.- Human Interactions With Decomposition.-

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Publikationsform: Buch / Monografie
Zusätzliche Informationen: BAYCEER14099
Institutionen der Universität: Fakultäten > Fakultät für Biologie, Chemie und Geowissenschaften > Fachgruppe Geowissenschaften > Lehrstuhl Bodenökologie
Fakultäten > Fakultät für Biologie, Chemie und Geowissenschaften > Fachgruppe Geowissenschaften > Ehemalige Professoren > Lehrstuhl Bodenökologie - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Egbert Matzner
Forschungseinrichtungen > Forschungszentren > Bayreuther Zentrum für Ökologie und Umweltforschung - BayCEER
Fakultäten
Fakultäten > Fakultät für Biologie, Chemie und Geowissenschaften
Fakultäten > Fakultät für Biologie, Chemie und Geowissenschaften > Fachgruppe Geowissenschaften
Forschungseinrichtungen
Forschungseinrichtungen > Forschungszentren
Titel an der UBT entstanden: Ja
Themengebiete aus DDC: 500 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik
Eingestellt am: 12 Mai 2015 06:12
Letzte Änderung: 12 Mai 2015 06:12
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/13424