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Litter mass loss rates in deciduous and coniferous trees in Artvin, Northeast Turkey: relationships with litter quality, microclimate, and soil characteristics
Plant litter decomposition is controlled by both biotic and abiotic factors. It has been widely hypothesized that litter quality and climatic and soil conditions regulate decomposition. The present study examined the ...
Thinning effects on production, root biomass and soil properties in a young oriental beech stand in Artvin, Turkey
(J Environ Biol, 2005)
In this study, three thinning treatments were applied on a 0.54 ha, young oriental beech (Fagus orientalis Lipsky) stand (25-30 years old) in Karadag, Artvin in the fall of 1999. The treatments were: (1) no thinning, (2) ...
Effects of tree species and topography on soil chemistry, litter quality, and decomposition in Northeast Turkey
Leaf litters from beech (Fagus orientalis Lipsky.) and oak (Quercus robur L.), and needle litters from fir (Abies nordmanniana Spach.) and pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) trees were collected from north-facing site and south-facing ...
Influence of slope position stand type and rhododendron (rhododendron ponticum) on litter decomposition rates of oriental beech (Fagus orientalis Lipsky.) and spruce [Picea orientalis (L.) Link]
Oriental beech (Fagus orientalis Lipsky.) and Oriental spruce [Picea orientalis (L.) Link] are the two most common tree species in northeast Turkey. Their distri- bution, stand type and understorey species are known to be ...