Comparative effects of precipitation acidity on three forest soils: carbon cycling responses

@article{Cronan2005ComparativeEO,
  title={Comparative effects of precipitation acidity on three forest soils: carbon cycling responses},
  author={Christopher S. Cronan},
  journal={Plant and Soil},
  year={2005},
  volume={88},
  pages={101-112}
}
This comparative soil microcosm study examined the effects of precipitation acidity on decomposition processes in three contrasting eastern North American forest soils: a Becket series Haplorthod, an Unadilla series Dystrochrept, and an Adams series Haplorthod. Results from all three soils showed that soil respiration is quantitatively unaffected by differences in precipitation acidity over the range of pH 5.7 to 3.5 (annual loading rates of 36 to 5,520 eq H+ · ha−1). Soil respiration did vary… CONTINUE READING