Distribution and decline of endangered herbaceous heathland species in relation to the chemical composition of the soil

  title={Distribution and decline of endangered herbaceous heathland species in relation to the chemical composition of the soil},
  author={A L Houdijk and Peter J. M. Verbeek and Harrie F. Van Dijk and Jan G. M. Roelofs},
  journal={Plant and Soil},
AbstractHigh atmospheric deposition of ammonium affects the physical and chemical status of the soil, increasing nitrogen availability, soil acidity and the mobilization of toxic metal ions. To investigate whether and how the decline of several herbaceous plant species in Dutch heathlands is associated with these processes, the chemical composition of the soil on which these species grow has been compared with the soil on which heathland species such asCalluna vulgaris (L.) Hull,Erica tetralix… Expand

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