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Title: Traits drive global wood decomposition rates more than climate

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [5]; ORCiD logo [6];  [3]
  1. Center for Global Change and Ecological Forecasting, Tiantong National Station for Forest Ecosystem Research, School of Ecological and Environmental Sciences, ECNU‐UH Joint Translational Science and Technology Research Institute East China Normal University Shanghai China, College of Natural Resources and Environment South China Agricultural University Guangzhou China, Ministry of Education Key Laboratory for Biodiversity Science and Ecological Engineering Fudan University Shanghai China
  2. Earth and Environmental Sciences Division Los Alamos National Laboratory Los Alamos New Mexico, Biosphere 2 and Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology University of Arizona Arizona Tucson
  3. Earth and Environmental Sciences Division Los Alamos National Laboratory Los Alamos New Mexico
  4. Earth Systems Analysis and Modeling Division Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Richland Washington
  5. Key Laboratory for Humid Subtropical Eco‐geographical Processes of the Ministry of Education Fujian Normal University Fuzhou China
  6. Center for Global Change and Ecological Forecasting, Tiantong National Station for Forest Ecosystem Research, School of Ecological and Environmental Sciences, ECNU‐UH Joint Translational Science and Technology Research Institute East China Normal University Shanghai China, Shanghai Institute of Pollution Control and Ecological Security Shanghai China
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OSTI Identifier:
1458830
Resource Type:
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Journal Name:
Global Change Biology
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Global Change Biology Journal Volume: 24 Journal Issue: 11; Journal ID: ISSN 1354-1013
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Country of Publication:
United Kingdom
Language:
English

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Hu, Zhenhong, Michaletz, Sean T., Johnson, Daniel J., McDowell, Nate G., Huang, Zhiqun, Zhou, Xuhui, and Xu, Chonggang. Traits drive global wood decomposition rates more than climate. United Kingdom: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1111/gcb.14357.
Hu, Zhenhong, Michaletz, Sean T., Johnson, Daniel J., McDowell, Nate G., Huang, Zhiqun, Zhou, Xuhui, & Xu, Chonggang. Traits drive global wood decomposition rates more than climate. United Kingdom. doi:https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.14357
Hu, Zhenhong, Michaletz, Sean T., Johnson, Daniel J., McDowell, Nate G., Huang, Zhiqun, Zhou, Xuhui, and Xu, Chonggang. Tue . "Traits drive global wood decomposition rates more than climate". United Kingdom. doi:https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.14357.
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