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Soil life in reconstructed ecosystems: initial soil food web responses after rebuilding a forest soil profile for a climate change experiment

Author(s):

Paul T. Rygiewicz
Elaine R. Ingham
Kendall J. Martin
Mark G. Johnson

Year:

2010

Publication type:

Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Primary Station(s):

Pacific Northwest Research Station

Source:

Applied Soil Ecology. 45: 26-38

Description

Disrupting ecosystem components, while transferring and reconstructing them for experiments can produce myriad responses. Establishing the extent of these biological responses as the system approaches a new equilibrium allows us more reliably to emulate comparable native systems. That is, the sensitivity of analyzing ecosystem processes in a reconstructed system is improved by excluding the period when observed phenomena are primarily responses caused by establishing the experiment rather than effects of imposed treatments; achieved by determining the extent of any pulse of activity caused by preparatory procedures.

Citation

Rygiewicz, Paul T.; Monleon, Vicente J.; Ingham, Elaine R.; Martin, Kendall J.; Johnson, Mark G. 2010. Soil life in reconstructed ecosystems: initial soil food web responses after rebuilding a forest soil profile for a climate change experiment. Applied Soil Ecology. 45: 26-38.

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