Do Earthworms Have a Greater Influence on Nitrogen Dynamics Than Atmospheric Nitrogen Deposition?

  title={Do Earthworms Have a Greater Influence on Nitrogen Dynamics Than Atmospheric Nitrogen Deposition?},
  author={Shaun A. Watmough and Matthew J. Meadows},
Elevated levels of inorganic nitrogen (N) deposition and earthworm invasion have the potential to alter N dynamics in eastern North American temperate forests. A regional comparison was conducted across 21 sugar maple (Acer saccharum Marsh) stands in southern Ontario, where forest floor C:N ratios ranged from 17 to 38 showed that, similar to many other studies, rates of potential net mineralization and nitrification increased below a forest floor C:N ratio threshold of approximately 25 and that… CONTINUE READING


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