Nitrogen retention in urban lawns and forests.

@article{Raciti2008NitrogenRI,
  title={Nitrogen retention in urban lawns and forests.},
  author={S. Raciti and P. Groffman and T. Fahey},
  journal={Ecological applications : a publication of the Ecological Society of America},
  year={2008},
  volume={18 7},
  pages={
          1615-26
        }
}
  • S. Raciti, P. Groffman, T. Fahey
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Ecological applications : a publication of the Ecological Society of America
  • Lawns are a dominant cover type in urban ecosystems, and there is concern about their impacts on water quality. However, recent watershed-level studies suggest that these pervious areas might be net sinks, rather than sources, for nitrogen (N) in the urban environment. A 15N pulse-labeling experiment was performed on lawn and forest plots in the Baltimore (Maryland, U.S.A.) metropolitan area to test the hypothesis that lawns are a net sink for atmospheric-N deposition and to compare and… CONTINUE READING

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