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Article: Breakdown of Ficus fistulosa ( Moraceae) leaves in Hong Kong, with special reference to dynamics of elements and the effects of invertebrate consumers.

TitleBreakdown of Ficus fistulosa ( Moraceae) leaves in Hong Kong, with special reference to dynamics of elements and the effects of invertebrate consumers.
Authors
Issue Date1985
PublisherCambridge University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=TRO
Citation
Journal Of Tropical Ecology, 1985, v. 1 n. 3, p. 249-264 How to Cite?
AbstractMean rate of leaf material weight loss from coarse-mesh (3 mm) bags was 1.82% day -1, c4 times that inside fine-mesh (0.2 mm) bags (0.44% day -1). Breakdown rates varied seasonally, with maximum rates in spring or summer, and were significantly correlated with prevailing temperatures, rainfall of the 2 previous months, and soil moisture content of the previous month. Potassium and Mg were rapidly leached from leaf material throughout the year; concentrations of C, N, P, Ca and Na remained relatively stable. In the absence of macrofauna (inside fine-mesh bags) decomposition rate constants (k) were positively correlated with the mean abundance of mites and Collembola, and well as with total invertebrate abundance. In the presence of macrofauna (inside coarse-mesh bags) decomposition rate constants were positively correlated with isopod and amphipod abundance. -from Authors
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/178438
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dc.contributor.authorLam, PKSen_US
dc.contributor.authorDudgeon, Den_US
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dc.description.abstractMean rate of leaf material weight loss from coarse-mesh (3 mm) bags was 1.82% day -1, c4 times that inside fine-mesh (0.2 mm) bags (0.44% day -1). Breakdown rates varied seasonally, with maximum rates in spring or summer, and were significantly correlated with prevailing temperatures, rainfall of the 2 previous months, and soil moisture content of the previous month. Potassium and Mg were rapidly leached from leaf material throughout the year; concentrations of C, N, P, Ca and Na remained relatively stable. In the absence of macrofauna (inside fine-mesh bags) decomposition rate constants (k) were positively correlated with the mean abundance of mites and Collembola, and well as with total invertebrate abundance. In the presence of macrofauna (inside coarse-mesh bags) decomposition rate constants were positively correlated with isopod and amphipod abundance. -from Authorsen_US
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dc.titleBreakdown of Ficus fistulosa ( Moraceae) leaves in Hong Kong, with special reference to dynamics of elements and the effects of invertebrate consumers.en_US
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