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Si cycling in a forest biogeosystem – the importance of transient state biogenic Si pools
The relevance of biological Si cycling for dissolved silica (DSi) export from terrestrial biogeosystems is still in debate. Even in systems showing a high content of weatherable minerals, likeExpand
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Dynamics and drivers of the protozoic Si pool along a 10-year chronosequence of initial ecosystem states
Abstract The size and dynamics of biogenic silicon (BSi) pools influence silicon (Si) fluxes from terrestrial to aquatic ecosystems. The research focus up to now was on the role of plants in SiExpand
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How big is the influence of biogenic silicon pools on short-term changes in water-soluble silicon in soils? Implications from a study of a 10-year-old soil–plant system
Abstract. The significance of biogenic silicon (BSi) pools as a key factor for the control of Si fluxes from terrestrial to aquatic ecosystems has been recognized for decades. However, while mostExpand
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Testate amoebae in 31 mature forest ecosystems--densities and micro-distribution in soils.
We studied testate amoebae and possible correlated abiotic factors in soils of 31 mature forest ecosystems using an easily applicable and spatially explicit method. Simple counting on soilExpand
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Experiments, Uptake Mechanisms, and Functioning of Silicon Foliar Fertilization—A Review Focusing on Maize, Rice, and Wheat
Abstract Silicon (Si) is considered as a quasiessential element for higher plants as its uptake increases plant growth and resistance against abiotic as well as biotic stresses. Foliar application ofExpand
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Effects of phytolith distribution and characteristics on extractable silicon fractions in soils under different vegetation – An exploratory study on loess
Abstract The significance of phytoliths for the control of silicon (Si) fluxes from terrestrial to aquatic ecosystems has been recognized as a key factor. Humankind actively influences Si fluxes byExpand
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The protozoic Si pool in temperate forest ecosystems — Quantification, abiotic controls and interactions with earthworms
Abstract Biogenic silicon (BSi) pools influence Si cycling in terrestrial ecosystems. As research has been focused mainly on phytogenic BSi pools until now, there is only little information availableExpand
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Protist diversity on a nature reserve in NW England – with particular reference to their role in soil biogenic silicon pools
Soil protists play fundamental roles in many earth system processes, yet we are only beginning to understand the true diversity of the organisms involved. In this study we used conventionalExpand
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Testate amoebae colonizing a newly exposed land surface are of airborne origin
Abstract We hypothesized that at the very beginning of terrestrial ecosystem development, airborne testate amoebae play a pivotal role in facilitating organismic colonization and related soilExpand
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