Deforestation for Pasture Alters Nitrogen and Phosphorus in Small Amazonian Streams

  title={Deforestation for Pasture Alters Nitrogen and Phosphorus in Small Amazonian Streams},
  author={Christopher Neill and Linda A. Deegan and Suzanne M. Thomas and Carlos Clemente Cerri},
The clearing of moist, lowland tropical forest for cattle pasture represents a widespread land use change that has consequences for soil biogeochemical cycles, as well as the links between soil processes and the concentrations of dissolved and particulate materials in rivers and streams. We examined how conversion of tropical forest to actively grazed cattle pasture in the Brazilian Amazon influenced the concentrations of different forms of nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) in soil solution and… CONTINUE READING


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