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Short-term disappearance of foliar litter in three species before and after a hurricane
Author(s): N. H. Sullivan, W. B. Bowden and W. H. McDowell
Publication Type: Article
Article Topic(s): Disturbance, Nutrients
Research Setting(s): Forest
Species Referenced: Cyrilla racemiflora (Titi),
AbstractExamines the disappearance of leaf litter before and after Hurricane Hugo in the Luqillo Experimental Forest in Puerto Rico. Cyrilla racemiflora decayed at a low rate and immobilized available nitrogen, perhaps due to the low nitrogen and high lignin levels in leaves of this species.
Suggested CitationN. H. Sullivan, W. B. Bowden and W. H. McDowell. "Short-term disappearance of foliar litter in three species before and after a hurricane." Biotropica 31.3 (1999): 382-393.