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

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Rustad, Lindsey E.; Fernandez, Ivan J.; Arnold, Stephanie

Year Published

1996

Publication

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.

Abstract

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.

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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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