Quality and potential biodegradability of soil organic matter preserved in permafrost of Siberian tussock tundra

  title={Quality and potential biodegradability of soil organic matter preserved in permafrost of Siberian tussock tundra},
  author={E. Uhl{\'i}řov{\'a} and H. {\vS}antrů{\vc}kov{\'a} and S. Davidov},
  journal={Soil Biology \& Biochemistry},
Abstract Soil organic matter (SOM) quality and biodegradability the permafrost underlying Siberian wet tussock tundra (Kolyma river basin, northeast Siberia) were analyzed and compared to the characteristics of the contemporary active layer. For this purpose, three permafrost affected soil cores (down to 3 m depth) and seven active layer soil cores (down to 0.3 m depth) were sampled. The samples were divided into particular layers, which were analyzed separately. SOM stability was assessed… Expand
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