Microbial biomass and activity along a natural pH gradient in forest soils in a karst region of the upper Yangtze River, China

@article{Tian2008MicrobialBA,
  title={Microbial biomass and activity along a natural pH gradient in forest soils in a karst region of the upper Yangtze River, China},
  author={Ye Tian and Kikuo Haibara and Hiroto Toda and Fangjun Ding and Yanhui Liu and Dongsu Choi},
  journal={Journal of Forest Research},
  year={2008},
  volume={13},
  pages={205-214}
}
Mountain closure, considered an effective and economic measure for natural restoration of degraded forest ecosystems, has been widely carried out in the karst region of southwest China. The aim of this study was to evaluate microbial aspects of soil quality after mountain closure by analyzing soil microbial biomass, basal respiration, metabolic quotient, and relationships with basic chemical properties in Guizhou Province, a karst region of the upper Yangtze River. Soil quality was considered… CONTINUE READING

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