Primary remains of Eucalyptus (E. urophylla × E. grandis) plantations following clear-cutting are the stumps and coarse roots. A chrono-sequence approach revealed that the biomass of coarse roots is higher than that of stumps, while they have a smaller rate of biomass loss than stumps. This implies that coarse roots serve as long-term stock for nutrients (carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus).
Stumps; Coarse roots; Decomposition; Biomass; Nutrient; Stocks
Deng, X., Liang, X., Shen, L. et al. Decomposition and nutrient dynamics of stumps and coarse roots of Eucalyptus plantations in southern China. Annals of Forest Science 80, 30 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13595-023-01201-y
Data and/or code availability
The datasets generated and analyzed during the current study are available in the Zenodo repository (https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7934507)