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Soil nutrients, aboveground productivity and vegetative diversity after 10 years of experimental acidification and base cation depletionAuthor(s): Mary Beth Adams; James A. Burger
Source: In: Gilkes, R.J.; Prakongkep, N., eds. 10th World Congress of soil science, soil solutions for a changing world; 2010 August 1-6; Brisbane, Australia. Australia: International Union of Soil Scientists: 104-106. [published on DVD]
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Northern Research Station
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DescriptionSoil acidification and base cation depletion are concerns for those wishing to manage central Appalachian hardwood forests sustainably. In this research, 2 experiments were established in 1996 and 1997 in two forest types common in the central Appalachian hardwood forests, to examine how these important forests respond to depletion of nutrients such as calcium and magnesium. After 10 years of treatment, relatively few effects were detected on soil nutrients or total aboveground biomass. This research will continue to monitor effects as the stands develop and as nutrient uptake and cycling changes over time.
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CitationAdams, Mary Beth; Burger, James A. 2010. Soil nutrients, aboveground productivity and vegetative diversity after 10 years of experimental acidification and base cation depletion. In: Gilkes, R.J.; Prakongkep, N., eds. 10th World Congress of soil science, soil solutions for a changing world; 2010 August 1-6; Brisbane, Australia. Australia: International Union of Soil Scientists: 104-106. [published on DVD]
Keywordscalcium depletion, vegetative diversity, liming, forest sustainability
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