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Experimental soil warming effects on C, N, and major element cycling in a low elevation spruce-fir forest soil

Author(s):

Ivan J. Fernandez
Stephanie Arnold

Year:

1996

Publication type:

General Technical Report (GTR)

Primary Station(s):

Northern Research Station

Historical Station(s):

Northeastern Research Station

Source:

In: Hom, John; Birdsey, Richard; O'Brian, Kelly, eds. Proceedings 1995 meeting of the northern global change program; Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-214. Radnor, PA: U. S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station: 132-139.

Description

The effect of global warming on north temperate and boreal forest soils has been the subject of much recent debate. These soils serve as major reservoirs for C, N, and other nutrients necessary for forest growth and productivity. Given the uncertainties in estimates of organic matter turnover rates and storage, it is unclear whether these soils will serve as short or longer-term net sources or sinks for C and N if mean air and soil temperatures increase over time.

Citation

Rustad, Lindsey E.; Fernandez, Ivan J.; Arnold, Stephanie. 1996. Experimental soil warming effects on C, N, and major element cycling in a low elevation spruce-fir forest soil. In: Hom, John; Birdsey, Richard; O''Brian, Kelly, eds. Proceedings 1995 meeting of the northern global change program; Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-214. Radnor, PA: U. S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station: 132-139.

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