Further Reading

Austin AT and Vivanco L (2006) Plant litter decomposition In a semiarid ecosystem controlled by photodegradation. Nature 442:555-558.

Berg B and Laskowski R (2006) Advances in Ecological Research, Vol. 38: Litter Decomposition: A Guide to Carbon and Nutrient Turnover. London: Elsevier.

Brady N and Weil RR (2004) Elements of the Nature and Properties of Soils, 2nd edn. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Prentice-Hall.

Chapin FS, Matson PA, and Mooney HA (2002) Principles of Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecology. New York: Springer.

Parton W, Silver WL, Burke I, et al. (2007) Global-scale similarities in nitrogen release patterns during long-term decomposition. Science 315: 361-363.

Sala OE, Jackson RB, Mooney HA, and Howarth RW (eds.) (2000) Methods in Ecosystem Science. New York: Springer.

Schimel JP and Bennett J (2004) Nitrogen mineralization: Challenges of a changing paradigm. Ecology 85: 591-602.

Schlesinger W (1997) Biogeochemistry: An Analysis of Global Change, 2nd edn. New York: Academic Press.

Smith RL and Smith TM (2001) Ecology and Field Biology, 6th edn. San Francisco, CA: Benjamin Cummings.

Vitousek P (2004) Nutrient Cycling and Limitation-Hawaii as a Model System. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

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