Influence of trees on soil organic matter in Mediterranean agroforestry systems: an example from the ‘Espinal’ of central Chile

@inproceedings{Muoz2007InfluenceOT,
  title={Influence of trees on soil organic matter in Mediterranean agroforestry systems: an example from the ‘Espinal’ of central Chile},
  author={Carlos Mu{\~n}oz and Erick Zagal and Carlos Ovalle},
  year={2007}
}
Summary The ‘Espinal’ agroforestry system of the Mediterranean zone of central Chile, which covers an area of 2000 000 ha, is in various stages of degradation due to human activities. The objective of our study was: (i) to determine the effects of the canopy cover of Acacia caven (‘Espino’) on total soil organic carbon (SOC), soil respiration and the labile components of soil organic matter (microbial biomass, and light fraction); and (ii) to determine the influence of ecosystem degradation… CONTINUE READING

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