Moisture seasonality, soil fauna, litter quality and land use as drivers of decomposition in Cerrado soils in SE-Mato Grosso, Brazil

Moisture seasonality, soil fauna, litter quality and land use as drivers of decomposition in... •During the rainy season litter decay was 2–5-fold faster than in the dry season.•Differences in decay rates among land use systems based on different litter types.•Soil macrofauna and mesofauna accelerated litter breakdown in all treatments.•In the dry season microbial activity was mainly responsible for litter decay. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Applied Soil Ecology Elsevier

Moisture seasonality, soil fauna, litter quality and land use as drivers of decomposition in Cerrado soils in SE-Mato Grosso, Brazil

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Publisher
Elsevier
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Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V.
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0929-1393
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10.1016/j.apsoil.2016.05.007
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Abstract

•During the rainy season litter decay was 2–5-fold faster than in the dry season.•Differences in decay rates among land use systems based on different litter types.•Soil macrofauna and mesofauna accelerated litter breakdown in all treatments.•In the dry season microbial activity was mainly responsible for litter decay.

Journal

Applied Soil EcologyElsevier

Published: Nov 1, 2016

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