Russian Journal of Ecology, Vol. 32, No. 1, 2001, pp. 52–55. Translated from Ekologiya, No. 1, 2001, pp. 57–60. Original Russian Text Copyright © 2001 by Andreyashkina, Peshkova. SHORT COMMUNICATIONS On Assessing Decomposition Rates of Plant Debris and Standard Cellulose Samples in Tundra Communities N. I. Andreyashkina and N. V. Peshkova Institute of Plant and Animal Ecology, Ural Division, Russian Academy of Sciences, ul. Vos’mogo Marta 202, Yekaterinburg, 620144 Russia Received November 15, 1999 Key words: decomposition rate, plant matter, standard cellulose samples. Interest in studies on the rate of plant debris decompo- leaves of deciduous plants (Rubus chamaemorus, Bet- sition (however labor-consuming they are) is maintained ula nana, Vaccinium uliginosum, Arctophila fulva, owing to the desire to comprehensively describe the Calamagrostis langsdorfﬁi, Carex arctisibirica, and C. structural and functional characteristics of the Earth’s stans) did not comply to this rule in the course of biogeocenotic cover and to solve the problem of monitor- decomposition (r values are nonsigniﬁcant). This is ing and long-term prognosis. Numerous attempts to use a apparently explained by the interaction of two sources simpliﬁed approach to the assessment of decomposition of variation, i.e., the morphological heterogeneity of rates (substitution of plant samples by standard
Russian Journal of Ecology – Springer Journals
Published: Oct 9, 2004
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud