Si cycling in a forest biogeosystem – the importance of transient state biogenic Si pools

@article{Sommer2013SiCI,
  title={Si cycling in a forest biogeosystem – the importance of transient state biogenic Si pools},
  author={M. Sommer and H. Jochheim and A. H{\"o}hn and J. Breuer and Z. Zag{\'o}rski and J. Busse and D. Barkusky and K. Meier and Daniel Puppe and M. Wanner and D. Kaczorek},
  journal={Biogeosciences},
  year={2013},
  volume={10},
  pages={4991-5007}
}
  • M. Sommer, H. Jochheim, +8 authors D. Kaczorek
  • Published 2013
  • Geology
  • Biogeosciences
  • The relevance of biological Si cycling for dissolved silica (DSi) export from terrestrial biogeosystems is still in debate. Even in systems showing a high content of weatherable minerals, like Cambisols on volcanic tuff, biogenic Si (BSi) might contribute > 50% to DSi (Gerard et al., 2008). However, the number of biogeosystem studies is rather limited for generalized conclusions. To cover one end of controlling factors on DSi, i.e., weatherable minerals content, we studied a forested site with… CONTINUE READING
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