Nitrogen mineralization and nitri ® cation following land conversion in montane Ecuador

  title={Nitrogen mineralization and nitri ® cation following land conversion in montane Ecuador},
  author={C. C. Rhoadesa and D. C. Colemanb},
  • C. C. Rhoadesa, D. C. Colemanb
  • Published 1999
The lower montane zone of northwestern Ecuador, like many parts of the tropics, is undergoing rapid conversion from native forest vegetation to crop and pastureland. The current landscape is a mosaic of agricultural land, forest fragments and secondgrowth vegetation in various stages of development. While there is abundant research documenting the e€ects of land-use change in the lowland tropics, such information is scarce for montane regions on young volcanic soils. We compared foxtail pasture… CONTINUE READING
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