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Research Article

Leaf Litter Decomposition and Nutrient Dynamics in Woodland and Wetland Conditions along a Forest to Wetland Hillslope

Table 2

Parameters estimated by the two-substrate quality decay m o d e l βˆ— , describing litter weight remaining as functions of the duration of field decomposition. 𝑑 1 (1/2) and 𝑑 2 (1/2) are half-lives for the labile and recalcitrant fractions.

Litter speciesSiteA π‘˜ 1 π‘˜ 2 𝑑 1 (1/2) 𝑑 2 (1/2) 𝑅 2
(%)yearβˆ’1yearβˆ’1weekweek

E. marginatawoodland33.1013.80.112.63340.99
E. marginatawetland24.6711.40.103.23600.99
B. menziesiiwoodland14.5734.70.111.03440.97
B. menziesiiwetland14.5421.50.071.75150.98

βˆ— S ee Section 2 for model details.

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