Seasonal dynamics of soil respiration and nitrification in three subtropical plantations in southern China

  title={Seasonal dynamics of soil respiration and nitrification in three subtropical plantations in southern China},
  author={W. F. Wang and Rui-mei Cheng and Z. H. Shi and Joachim Ingwersen and Daqing Luo and S. L. Liu},
  journal={Iforest - Biogeosciences and Forestry},
  • W. Wang, R. Cheng, S. Liu
  • Published 13 October 2016
  • Biology
  • Iforest - Biogeosciences and Forestry
Abstract: Numerous studies have documented that soil respiration and nitrogen cycling show a distinct seasonal dependence regulated by environmental factors (e.g., soil temperature and soil water content). The mechanisms controlling the seasonal dependence of these two key ecosystem processes have rarely been linked to both soil microbial community and soil environmental factors. Here, we present results on the seasonal patterns of soil respiration and gross nitrification rates in three… 

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