Leaf litter of a dominant cushion plant shifts nitrogen mineralization to immobilization at high but not low temperature in an alpine meadow

@article{He2014LeafLO,
  title={Leaf litter of a dominant cushion plant shifts nitrogen mineralization to immobilization at high but not low temperature in an alpine meadow},
  author={Yongtao He and Xingliang Xu and Christoph Kueffer and Xianzhou Zhang and Peili Shi},
  journal={Plant and Soil},
  year={2014},
  volume={383},
  pages={415-426}
}
We evaluated the effects of temperature and addition of leaf litter of Androsace tapete MaximWe–a dominant cushion plant species of alpine meadows on the Tibetan Plateau–on carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) mineralization, microbial biomass C (MBC) and N (MBN). A laboratory incubation experiment with and without cushion plant litter addition was conducted for 112 days at three temperature regimes (−1, 5 and 11 °C). C and net N mineralization were simultaneously measured during the incubation period… CONTINUE READING