Litter Decomposition Rate of Avicennia marina and Rhizophora apiculata in Pulau Dua Nature Reserve, Banten

2016 Journal of Tropical Life Science  
Litter decomposition rate is useful method to determine forest fertility level. The aims of this study were to measure decomposition rate of litters from Avicennia marina and Rhizophora apiculata forest in Pulau Dua Banten, and analyze their nutrient content during the process. Litter was obtained using a trap system and the decomposition was done on the field. Our results showed that the decomposition rate of A. marina (k = 0.83) was higher than that of R. apiculata (k = 0.41). The k value was
more » ... an average of C/N ratio further whom showed that litter decomposition rate in Pulau Dua Nature Reserve was relatively slow.
doi:10.11594/jtls.06.02.05 fatcat:afwiirp2sff67hejxtbap6huwq