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Gaussian Process (GP) models are extensively used in data analysis given their flexible modeling capabilities and interpretability. The fully Bayesian treatment of GP models is analytically intractable, and therefore it is necessary to resort to either deterministic or stochastic approximations. This paper focuses on stochastic-based inference techniques.(More)
Across the world, about 264 million ha forest plantations are monospecific. This practice has been found to cause site productivity and soil fertility decline in the regions where forests have been harvested several times. To mitigate these problems, mixed-species plantations, especially with broadleaved and coniferous species, are preferred. Understanding(More)
Litter decomposition is a major fundamental ecological process that regulates nutrient cycling, thereby affecting net ecosystem carbon (C) storage as well as primary productivity in forest ecosystems. Litter decomposes in its home environment faster than in any other environment. However, evidence for this phenomenon, which is called the home-field(More)
Forest soil carbon (C) is an important component of the global C cycle. However, the mechanism by which tree species influence soil organic C (SOC) pool composition and mineralization is poorly understood. To understand the effect of tree species on soil C cycling, we assessed total, labile, and recalcitrant SOC pools, SOC chemical composition by 13C(More)
Increasing rainfall and longer drought conditions lead to frequent changes in soil moisture that affect soil organic carbon (SOC) mineralization. However, how soil moisture affects response of SOC mineralization to litter addition in forest ecosystems remains unexplored. We added 13C-labeled litter to subtropical forest soils with three mass water contents(More)
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