Part of the book: Biomass and Remote Sensing of Biomass
Litter fall is an important part of nutrient cycle in forest ecosystems. Conifers are traditionally considered to be less-suitable nutrient cycling improvers and/or maintainers compared to broadleaves. Long-term observations plus information from both domestic and international publications showed an important role of conifers in process of accumulation and decomposition of the forest floor. Our results also show relations between litter fall and forest floor amounts due to thinning. From silviculture point of view, the knowledge of nutrient cycling is essential to optimize tree species composition using appropriate techniques for forest regeneration and thinning.
Part of the book: Conifers