Effect of water, temperature and fertilizers on soil nitrogen net transformations and tree growth in an elfin cloud forest of Colombia

@article{Cavelier2000EffectOW,
  title={Effect of water, temperature and fertilizers on soil nitrogen net transformations and tree growth in an elfin cloud forest of Colombia},
  author={Jaime Cavelier and Edmund V. J. Tanner and Johanna Santamar{\'i}a},
  journal={Journal of Tropical Ecology},
  year={2000},
  volume={16},
  pages={83 - 99}
}
(Accepted 31st July 1999) In the ‘elfin’ cloud forest of Serrania de Macuira, exchangeable ammonium and nitrate, and the rates of soil nitrogen mineralization and nitrification were measured in soil samples under different water, temperature and mineral nutrient additions. The effects of nitrogen, phosphorus and nitrogen plus phosphorus fertilization on radial trunk growth were measured in three tree species. In the cloud forest soils, concentrations of ammonium were much higher than those of… 

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