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Turf-bearing topsoils on the central Tibetan Plateau, China: Pedology, botany, geochronology
Abstract Vast areas on the Tibetan Plateau are covered by alpine sedge mats consisting of different species of the genus Kobresia. These mats have topsoil horizons rich in rhizogenic organic matterExpand
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An experimental approach to Neolithic shifting cultivation
Abstract. Archaeobotanical data from Late Neolithic lake-shore dwellings (4300-3500 cal B.C.) in the northern Pre-alpine lowlands are interpreted in different ways. The presence of permanent arableExpand
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Conversion of biomass to charcoal and the carbon mass balance from a slash-and-burn experiment in a temperate deciduous forest
Anthropogenic burning, including slash-and-burn, was deliberately used in (pre)historic Central Europe. Biomass burning has affected the global carbon cycle since, presumably, the early Holocene. TheExpand
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Soil microbial biomass and activity: the effect of site characteristics in humid temperate forest ecosystems
Microbial biomass, respiratory activity, and in-situ substrate decomposition were studied in soils from humid temperate forest ecosystems in SW Germany. The sites cover a wide range of abiotic soilExpand
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Fabrication of high depth-to-width aspect ratio microstructures
It is reported that a 3-D fabrication process, based on sputtering of a thin-film plating base, on conventional UV lithography, and on electrochemical deposition of gold, makes microstructures ofExpand
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Minor changes in soil organic carbon and charcoal concentrations detected in a temperate deciduous forest a year after an experimental slash-and-burn
Abstract. Anthropogenic fires affected the temperate deciduous forests of Central Europe over millennia. Biomass burning releases carbon to the atmosphere and produces charcoal, which potentiallyExpand
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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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Experimentelle Rekonstruktion eines jungneolithischen Wald-Feldbaus mit Feuereinsatz – ein multidisziplinäres Forschungsprojekt zur Wirtschaftsarchäologie und Landschaftsökologie
Der Artikel fasst wichtige Ergebnisse eines multidisziplinären Langzeitversuchs zur Ökonomie und Ökologie eines für das Jungneolithikum Südwestdeutschlands rekonstruierten extensiven BrandfeldbausExpand
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Only small changes in soil organic carbon and charcoal concentrations found one year after experimental slash-and-burn in a temperate deciduous forest
Only small changes in soil organic carbon and charcoal concentrations found one year after experimental slash-and-burn in a temperate deciduous forest E. Eckmeier, R. Gerlach, J. O. Skjemstad, O.Expand
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Fifteen years of the Forchtenberg experiment—results and implications for the understanding of Neolithic land use
Experimental research into Neolithic agriculture has been underway in Forchtenberg, southwest Germany, since 1998. The experimental area is a medium age mixed-deciduous forest featuring differentExpand
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