Effect of ash application on the decomposer food web and N mineralization in a Norway spruce plantation.

@article{Mortensen2020EffectOA,
  title={Effect of ash application on the decomposer food web and N mineralization in a Norway spruce plantation.},
  author={Louise Hindborg Mortensen and Carla Cruz-Paredes and Jiayi Qin and Regin R{\o}nn and Mette Vesterg{\aa}rd},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  year={2020},
  volume={715},
  pages={
          136793
        }
}
In the face of global climate change there is an increasing demand for biofuel, which exerts pressure on production and thus management of biofuel plantations. The intensification of whole-tree harvest from biofuel plantations increases export of nutrients. Returning ash from biofuel combustion to the forest plantations can amend the soil nutrient status and thus facilitate sustainable forest management. However, ash affects the forest floor decomposer food web, potentially changing organic… Expand
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