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Web Ecology An open-access peer-reviewed journal
Web Ecol., 16, 51-58, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/we-16-51-2016
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11 Feb 2016
Impacts of land-use intensification on litter decomposition in western Kenya
G. H. Kagezi et al.

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Tropical forests are faced with a loss of forest cover with effects on ecosystem processes. We quantified decomposition within forest fragments and sites affected by increasing levels of agricultural land-use intensity. Mass loss increased with the area of forest fragments and decreased with land-use intensification. Fragmentation has negative effects on litter decomposition. However, the magnitude of this negative effect was not as large as expected.
Tropical forests are faced with a loss of forest cover with effects on ecosystem processes. We...
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