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Identifying calcium sources at an acid deposition-impacted spruce forest: a strontium isotope, alkaline earth element multi-tracer approachAuthor(s): Thomas D. Bullen; Scott W. Bailey
Source: Biogeochemistry. 74: 63-99.
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Northern Research Station
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DescriptionDepletion of calcium from forest soils has important implications for forest productivity and health. Ca is available to fine feeder roots from a number of soil organic and mineral sources. but identifying the primary source or changes of sources in response to environmental change is problematic. We used strontium isotope and alkaline earth element concentration ratios of trees and soils to discern the record of Ca sources for red spruce at a base-poor, acid deposition-impacted watershed.
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CitationBullen, Thomas D.; Bailey, Scott W. 2005. Identifying calcium sources at an acid deposition-impacted spruce forest: a strontium isotope, alkaline earth element multi-tracer approach. Biogeochemistry. 74: 63-99.
Keywordsalkaline earth elements, calcium, forest soils, nutrients, red spruce, strontium isotopes
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