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dc.contributorJoly, François-Xavier-
dc.contributor.otherEC - European Commissionen_GB
dc.creatorJoly, François-Xavier-
dc.creatorScherer-Lorenzen, Michael-
dc.creatorHättenschwiler, Stephan-
dc.description.abstractThis study explores the relative importance of the putative plant litter decomposition drivers using a network of 194 mature forest plots, varying in tree species composition, at European scale (FunDivEUROPE exploratory platform). We explored the control of these drivers through three complementary decomposition experiments. In a first experiment, we measured the realistic decomposition with naturally occurring leaf litter that matched tree species richness and composition of the different plots within each region. In a second experiment, we measured the decomposition environment with two standard materials (paper sheets and wood sticks) in all plots of variable species composition within all six regions. In a third experiment, we measured the decomposability of all naturally-occurring leaf litter combinations found along the climatic and vegetation gradients by measuring their decomposition in a common garden where none of the litter types occurred naturally (Fig. 1). This dataset contains information on the sites, the decomposition rates from the different experiments, as well as indices of climate, soil and litter characteristics.en_GB
dc.description.tableofcontentsFunDiv_decomposition: this file contains details of the 194 plots used in this study including country, plot ID and plant community composition, leaf area index, macroclimatic indices, decomposition rates and soil and litter property indices.en_GB
dc.relationJoly, F; Scherer-Lorenzen, M; Hättenschwiler, S (2022): Resolving the intricate role of climate in litter decomposition. University of Stirling. Dataset.
dc.relation.isreferencedbyJoly François-Xavier, Scherer-Lorenzen Michael, Hättenschwiler Stephan (2023) Resolving the intricate role of climate in litter decomposition. Nature Ecology and Evolution, 7, 214–223.
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dc.subject.classification::Terrestrial and freshwater environments::Soil science::Soil ecosystemsen_GB
dc.subject.classification::Plant and crop science::Plant responses to environment::Plant responses to environmenten_GB
dc.subject.classification::Plant and crop science::Plant physiology::Leavesen_GB
dc.titleResolving the intricate role of climate in litter decompositionen_GB
dc.title.projectFUNDIVEUROPE (Functional significance of forest biodiversity in Europe)en_GB
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Stirling (Biological and Environmental Sciences)en_GB
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Freiburgen_GB
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Montpellieren_GB
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