Changes in faunal and vegetation communities along a soil calcium gradient in northern hardwood forests

@article{Beier2012ChangesIF,
  title={Changes in faunal and vegetation communities along a soil calcium gradient in northern hardwood forests},
  author={Colin M. Beier and A. M. Woods and Kenneth P. Hotopp and J. Gibbs and M. Mitchell and D. Leopold and G. Lawrence and B. D. Page},
  journal={Canadian Journal of Forest Research},
  year={2012},
  volume={42},
  pages={1141-1152}
}
  • Colin M. Beier, Colin M. Beier, +7 authors B. D. Page
  • Published 2012
  • Canadian Journal of Forest Research
  • Depletion of Ca from forest soils due to acidic deposition has had potentially pervasive effects on forest commun- ities, but these impacts remain largely unknown. Because snails, salamanders, and plants play essential roles in the Ca cycle of northern hardwood forests, we hypothesized that their community diversity, abundance, and structure would vary with differences in biotic Ca availability. To test this hypothesis, we sampled 12 upland hardwood forests representing a soil Ca gradient in… CONTINUE READING
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