Ecological Archives E087-002-A1

James W. Raich, Ann E. Russell, Kanehiro Kitayama, William J. Parton, and Peter M. Vitousek. 2006. Temperature influences carbon accumulation in moist tropical forests. Ecology 87:76–87.

Appendix A. Published measurements of aboveground fine litter production (litterfall) in mature moist broad-leaved evergreen tropical forests. See Notes at end of table for details.

Location

MAT (°C)

Litterfall
(Mg ·ha-1·yr-1)

Reference(s)

Australia, Queensland, Wongabel, 760 m

22.0

9.05

Brasell et al. (1980), Proctor (1984)

Australia, Queensland, Gadgarra, 680–700 m

19.9

9.24

Brasell et al. (1980), Spain (1984)

Australia, Queensland, Pin Gin Hill, 60 m

22.9

9.68

Spain (1984)

Australia, Queenland, 875 m

17.9

5.62

Congdon and Herbohn (1993), Herbohn and Congdon (1993)

Australia, Queensland, tableland, 720 m

20.1

11.03

Stocker et al. (1995)

Australia, Queensland, lowland, 80 m

24.5

8.01

Stocker et al. (1995)

Brazil, Dimona

26.7

8.30

Sizer et al. (2000)

Brazil, Ducke, unflooded riverine forest

27.2

6.37

Franken et al. (1979), DeAngelis et al. (1981)

Brazil, Ducke, terra firme

27.2

7.65

Klinge and Rodrigues (1968a, b), Franken et al. (1979)

Brazil, INPA, spodosol

26.8

7.44

Luizao (1989)

Brazil, INPA, terra firme

26.8

8.25

Luizao (1989)

Brazil, Para, Tucurui

26.1

6.66

Silva (1984)

Brazil, Roraima, Maraca Island

26.5

9.28

Scott et al. (1992), Villela and Proctor (1999)

Brunei, Andalau, 50 m

28.1

8.27

Moran et al. (2000), Pendry and Proctor (1996)

Brunei, Badas, 14 m

28.1

8.07

Moran et al. (2000), Davies and Becker (1996)

Brunei, Bukit Belalong, 200 m

25.0

10.60

Pendry and Proctor (1996)

Brunei, Bukit Belalong, 500 m

23.7

10.50

Pendry and Proctor (1996)

Brunei, Bukit Belalong, 850 m

22.1

830

Pendry and Proctor (1996)

Colombia, BPa

26.8

12.02

Fölster and de las Salas (1976)

Colombia, BPb

26.8

8.73

Fölster and de las Salas (1976)

Colombia, 2550 m

12.2

7.03

Veneklaas (1991)

Colombia, 3370 m

7.7

4.31

Veneklaas (1991)

Costa Rica, Monteverde

17.7

7.00

Nadkarni and Matelson (1992)

Costa Rica, La Selva, ultisols

25.8

9.50

Davidson et al. (2002), Sanford et al. (1994)

Costa Rica, La Selva, inceptisols

25.8

7.78

Davidson et al. (2002), Sanford et al. (1994)

Costa Rica, Volcán Barva, 100 m

25.5

9.00

Heany and Proctor (1989), Liebermann et al. (1996)

Costa Rica, Volcán Barva, 1000 m

20.5

6.60

Heany and Proctor (1989), Liebermann et al. (1996)

Costa Rica, Volcán Barva, 2000 m

14.9

5.80

Heany and Proctor (1989), Liebermann et al. (1996)

Costa Rica, Volcán Barva, 2600 m

11.6

5.30

Heany and Proctor (1989), Liebermann et al. (1996)

French Guiana, impeded vertical drainage

26.0

8.14

Puig and Delobelle (1988)

French Guiana, freely drained

26.0

7.65

Puig and Delobelle (1988)

French Guiana, hydromorphic soil

26.0

7.37

Puig and Delobelle (1988)

Gabon, 500 m

28.0

13.30

Hladik (1978)

Guatemala

16.5

9.68

Kunkel-Westphal and Kunkel (1979)

Indonesia, Java, Cibodas

17.9

5.96

Yamada (1975, 1976)

Indonesia, Kalimantan, Barito Ulu

27.5

7.10

Mirmanto et al. (1999)

Ivory Coast, Banco plateau

26.2

11.87

Bernhard-Reversat et al. (1978)

Ivory Coast, Banco valley

26.2

9.18

Bernhard-Reversat et al. (1978)

Jamaica, mor ridge, 1615 m

15.5

6.61

Tanner (1980b)

Jamaica, mull ridge,1610 m

15.5

5.67

Tanner (1980b)

Jamaica, wet slope, 1570 m

15.5

5.55

Tanner (1980b)

Malaysia, Pasoh, Plot 1

26.0

10.55

Ogawa (1978), DeAngelis et al. (1981)

Malaysia, Penang

28.0

7.45

Gong and Ong (1983), Raich and Gong (1990)

Malaysia, Gunung Silam, 280 m

26.2

6.51

Proctor et al. (1989), Proctor et al. (1988)

Malaysia, Gunung Silam, 330 m

26.0

7.37

Proctor et al. (1989), Proctor et al. (1988)

Malaysia, Gunung Silam, 480 m

25.2

5.22

Proctor et al. (1989), Proctor et al. (1988)

Malaysia, Gunung Silam, 610 m

24.6

5.60

Proctor et al. (1989), Proctor et al. (1988)

Malaysia, Gunung Silam, 790 m

23.7

5.53

Proctor et al. (1989), Proctor et al. (1988)

Malaysia, Gunung Silam, 870 m

23.3

4.80

Proctor et al. (1989), Proctor et al. (1988)

Malaysia, Mt. Kinabalu, sedimentary, 650 m

23.3

11.10

Kitayama and Aiba (2002)

Malaysia, Mt. Kinabalu, sedimentary, 1560 m

18.3

7.99

Kitayama and Aiba (2002)

Malaysia, Mt. Kinabalu, sedimentary, 2590 m

12.6

5.32

Kitayama and Aiba (2002)

Malaysia, Mt. Kinabalu, sedimentary, 3080 m

9.9

6.31

Kitayama and Aiba (2002)

Malaysia, Mt. Kinabalu, ultrabasic, 700 m

23.0

11.13

Kitayama and Aiba (2002)

Malaysia, Mt. Kinabalu, ultrabasic, 1860 m

16.7

6.28

Kitayama and Aiba (2002)

Malaysia, Mt. Kinabalu, ultrabasic, 2700 m

12.0

5.94

Kitayama and Aiba (2002)

Malaysia, Mt. Kinabalu, ultrabasic, 3050 m

10.1

1.64

Kitayama and Aiba (2002)

Malaysia, Mt. Kinabalu, quaternary, 1860 m

16.7

9.30

Takyu et al. (2003)

Malaysia, Sabah, Danum Valley

26.7

11.05

Burghouts et al. (1998)

Mexico, Veracruz, Los Tuxtlas

27.0

6.51

Alvarez-Sanchez and Guevara (1993), Hughes et al. (2000)

New Guinea

13.0

7.55

Edwards (1982), Edwards and Grubb (1977)

Puerto Rico, Pico del Este, 1010 m

18.6

3.10

Weaver et al. (1986), Brown et al. (1983)

Puerto Rico, colorado forest, 725 m

21.1

6.80

Weaver and Murphy (1990)

Puerto Rico, El Verde, 450 m

23.1

8.61

Weaver and Murphy (1990), Brown et al. (1983)

Puerto Rico, Bisley watershed

23.0

8.69

Lodge et al. (1991)

Tanzania

19.6

8.80

Lundgren (1978)

USA, Hawaii, mixed forest, 750 m

19.3

6.14

Raich (1998)

USA, Hawaii, Thurston, 1190 m

15.6

5.22

Vitousek et al. (1995)

USA, Hawaii, Ola'a, 1220 m

16.4

7.01

Vitousek et al. (1995)

USA, Hawaii, Saddle Road, 1440 m

14.4

5.21

Vitousek et al. (1995)

USA, Hawaii, edge forest, 1660 m

13.1

5.73

Raich (1998)

USA, Hawaii, Pu’u Maka'ala'

16.4

5.24

Vitousek et al. (1995)

Venezuela, San Eusebio, 2000–2500 m

12.6

6.97

Fassbender and Grimm (1981), Grimm and Fassbender (1981)

Venezuela, Rancho Grande, 1000 m

20.0

8.20

Medina (1972), Huber (1986)

Venezuela, San Carlos, caatinga, spodosol

26.0

5.61

Cuevas and Medina (1986)

Venezuela, San Carlos, terra firme, oxisol

26.0

10.25

Cuevas and Medina (1986)

Venezuela, tall premontane forest

20.6

7.08

Priess et al. (1999)

Venezuela, medium premontane forest

20.6

5.36

Priess et al. (1999)

Venezuela, short premontane forest

20.6

5.42

Priess et al. (1999)

   Notes: For uniformity, data within columns are presented to the same level of certainty:  MAT is mean annual temperature; litterfall data are in units of organic matter. See Appendix F for full literature citations.

† Temperature interpolated from lapse rate.

‡ Mean of two sampled forest sites.



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