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November 16, 2017
Elevated ozone (O3) concentration in the tropospheric atmosphere has profoundly influenced forest ecosystems, but the decomposition characteristics of forest litters under O3 exposureare still less known. By using open-top cambers (OTCs) simulation, 5-year-old Ginkgo biloba was used to investigate the impact of elevated O3 (120 ppb) on chemical composition and decomposition rate of leaf litters of the urban tree. The results showed that compared with the ambient air, elevated O3 significantly improved N and K contents in the litters, reduced the contents of total phenols, condensed tannins and soluble sugars. Furthermore, elevated O3 significantly decreased the residual rate of dry weight by 11.9% of G. biloba litters (P<0.05). The nutrient components of foliar litter of G. biloba showed net release during decomposition regardless of O3 treatment. We found that elevated O3 accelerated the litter decomposition, as is mainly related to strong oxidation of elevated O3 concentration.


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