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Nutrient Cycling in Tropical Forest Plantations and Secondary Rainforests: The Functional Role of Biodiversity

  • Martina A. Langi
  • D. Lamb
  • R. J. Keenan
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Part of the Environmental Science book series (ESE)

Abstract

The work was driven by the need to improve understanding of the structure and functioning of tropical forest ecosystems; and to develop more cost effective approaches to forest ecosystem restoration. The fundamental question was how different are contrasting forest types (forest plantations versus secondary rainforest) in terms of ecosystem structure and functioning? The second question was: to what extent are the ecological processes in these differing forests influenced by plant biodiversity? That is, is there any functioning redundancy in the plant diversity present in these tropical forests?

Keywords

Fine Root Forest Type Nutrient Cycling Fine Root Biomass Root Length Density 
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  • Martina A. Langi
  • D. Lamb
  • R. J. Keenan

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