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Non-labile Soil Nitrogen Retention beneath Three Tree Species in a Tropical PlantationAuthor(s): Jason P. Kaye; Dan Binkley; Xiaoming Zou
Source: SOIL SCI. SOC. AM. J., VOL. 66, MARCH–APRIL
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
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DescriptionSoil organic matter is the largest sink for N additions to forests. Species composition may affect soilNretention by altering the amount or proportion of added N stored in non-labile organic pools. We measured 15N tracer retention in labile and non-labile pools of surface (0–20 cm) mineral soils, 7 yr after the tracer was applied to a 9 yr-old Puerto Rican tree plantation with replicated stands of three species (two N-fixers, one Eucalyptus, Euc).
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CitationKaye, Jason P.; Binkley, Dan; Zou,Xiaoming; and Parrotta,John A. 2002. Non-labile Soil Nitrogen Retention beneath Three Tree Species in a Tropical Plantation. SOIL SCI. SOC. AM. J., VOL. 66, MARCH–APRIL
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