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Table 3 Decomposition constant (k) and time required for decomposition of 50% and 95% of litter in studies conducted in the Atlantic Forest and Cerrado biomes. t0.5 and t0.05 time required to decompose 50% and 95% of the litter, respectively; BI biome (AF Atlantic Forest, CE Cerrado); PR precipitation

From: Ecological implications of twentieth century reforestation programs for the urban forests of São Paulo, Brazil: a study based on litterfall and nutrient cycling

Location BI PR (mm) k t0.5 t0.05 Source
São Paulo, SP, Brazil AF 1300 0.0027 248 1069 (Ferreira et al. 2014a, 2014b)
Itaguaí, RJ, Brazil AF 2097 0.0049 124 540.2 Valente et al. (2005)
São Paulo, SP (mixed litter) AF 1300 0.0032 215 931 This work
São Paulo, SP (Eucalyptus spp.) AF 1300 0.0020 334 1449 This work
Guaraqueçaba, PR, Brazil AF 2000 0.0068 365 1606 Scheer (2008)
Luis Antônio, SP, Brazil CE 1684 0.0056 657 839.5 Cianciaruso et al. (2006)