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- Gosz, James R.; Likens, Gene E.; Bormann, F. Herbert
- Ecology 1972 v.53 no.5 pp. 769-784
- bark; biogeochemical cycles; branches; calcium; copper; ecosystems; flowers; frass; ground vegetation; hardwood forests; herbaceous plants; insects; iron; leaves; magnesium; manganese; nitrogen; nutrient content; nutrients; overstory; potassium; shrubs; sodium; storms; summer; winter; zinc; New Hampshire
- ... Litter fall was collected throughout the year beneath a mature northern hardwood forest in New Hampshire. The material, separated by species and plant part, was analyzed for dry weight and for 11 elements. Total aboveground litter fall average 5,702 kg/ha per year; leaves, branches, stems, and bark contributed 49.1%, 22.2%, 14.1%, and 1.7%, respectively. Other deciduous structures (i.e., bud scale ...
- Janzen, Daniel H.
- Ecology 1972 v.53 no.5 pp. 885-892
- Formicidae; Passifloraceae; ant colonies; bites and stings; branches; browsing; insects; leaves; mammals; rain forests; saplings
- ... In a Nigerian rain forest, occupation of Barteria fistulosa saplings by Pachysima aethiops ants results in the plants having more leaves, more branches, more leaves per branch, and less damage to the shoot tips than do unoccupied Barteria. At present this difference is the result of insect damage to unprotected Barteria, but several traits of the ant colony suggest that in the recent past, large b ...