Global meta-analysis of wood decomposition rates: a role for trait variation among tree species?

The first global analysis attempting to explicitly investigate the contribution of wood quality to decomposition. Under a common climate interspecific differences in wood traits are found to affect woody debris decomposition patterns.

Weedon, J.T.; Cornwell, W.K.; Cornelissen, J.H.C.; Zanne, A.; Wirth, C.; Coomes, D.A.