Ecological Archives E087-027-A5

Cory C. Cleveland, Alan R. Townsend, and Sasha C. Reed. 2006. Nutrient regulation of organic matter decomposition in a tropical rain forest. Ecology 87:492–503.

Appendix E. Soluble fraction of litter through time. Data from control plots, and expressed as a percentage of total mass at each harvest time.

Litter

Site

Soluble Fraction (% of total litter mass)

   

0 d

30 d

60 d

90 d

150 d

180 d

240 d

300 d

ULT

UF

26.6 ± 0.9

21.1 ± 0.8

21.2 ± 1.2

18.2 ± 0.5

21.3 ± 2.0

26.2 ± 2.0

30.8 ± 4.5

40.5 ± 4.2

ULT

AF

26.6 ± 0.9

16.3 ± 1.9

18.9 ± 0.7

30.7 ± 3.1

28.8 ± 4.5

35.6 ± 4.3

30.3 ± 6.0

40.1 ± 4.4

ALIT

UF

26.5 ± 1.0

12.6 ± 0.4

11.7 ± 1.5

14.8 ± 1.4

20.8 ± 1.3

24.0 ± 2.2

23.2 ± 1.5

33.5 ± 4.8

ALIT

AF

26.5 ± 1.0

13.9 ± 0.8

18.1 ± 1.4

20.1 ± 2.5

26.8 ± 2.1

34.1 ± 2.2

29.6 ± 3.3

32.7 ± 5.1



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