Response of soil organic and inorganic nutrients in alpine soils to a 16-year factorial snow and N-fertilization experiment, Colorado Front Range, USA

  title={Response of soil organic and inorganic nutrients in alpine soils to a 16-year factorial snow and N-fertilization experiment, Colorado Front Range, USA},
  author={Michele Freppaz and Mark W. Williams and Timothy Seastedt and Gianluca Filippa},
  journal={Applied Soil Ecology},
Abstract Alpine ecosystems are thought to be particularly sensitive to small environmental changes in climate and other parameters due to the plants and soil organisms being on the edge of environmental tolerances. Snow distribution is critical to microclimate in the alpine, affecting soil temperature, growing season duration, and nutrient cycling. Moreover anthropogenic nitrogen (N) deposition over the past half century has had a detrimental impact on temperate ecosystems, resulting in soil… Expand

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