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International Journal of Fundamental and Applied Sciences

Litter decomposition and nutrient cycling in temperate forest of Kumaun region


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Year 2015 Vol 4 Issue 4
Document Type : original article
1Lovy Raj Chandraa, b * 2 Apurva Raia 3 Veena Pandeb 4 Nandita Singha
1a Plant Ecology and Environmental Science Division
2 CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute,
3226 001, Uttar Pradesh, India;
4 bDepartment of Biotechnology, Bhimtal Campus, Kumaun University, Nainital-263136, Uttarakhand, India
Abstract
The magnitude of litter fall and its decomposition in a forest ecosystem impart a crucial role in nutrient supply to plant as well as microorganisms. The present study was conducted to evaluate and compare the litter fall production, leaves litter decomposition and nutrient re-translocation among the dominant species i.e. Pine and Oak, of temperate forest of Kumaun region



Keywords
Litter decomposition Nutrient cycle retranslocation Pinus roxburgii Quercus leucotricophora
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