Mycorrhizal responses to nitrogen fertilization in boreal ecosystems : potential consequences for soil carbon storage

  • Published 2006
Mycorrhizal fungi can contribute to soil carbon sequestration by immobilizing carbon in living fungal tissues and by producing recalcitrant compounds that remain in the soil following fungal senescence. We hypothesized that nitrogen (N) fertilization would decrease these carbon stocks, because plants should reduce investment of carbon in mycorrhizal fungi… (More)