Changes in belowground carbon in Acacia crassicarpa and Eucalyptus urophylla plantations after tree girdling

  title={Changes in belowground carbon in Acacia crassicarpa and Eucalyptus urophylla plantations after tree girdling},
  author={Dima Chen and Yonghui Zhang and Yongbiao Lin and Weixing Zhu and Shenglei Fu},
  journal={Plant and Soil},
Limitations in the techniques used to separate root-derived and soil-organic-matter (SOM)-derived respiration have hampered the understanding of forest carbon cycling. Tree girdling is considered to be a robust approach with little disturbance to the root–soil system. Using this approach, we tried to separate root-derived respiration from SOM-derived respiration under Acacia crassicarpa and Eucalyptus urophylla plantations in South China. We found that girdling reduced soil respiration and… CONTINUE READING


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