Soil Carbon Differences among Forest , Agriculture , and Secondary Vegetation in Lower Montane Ecuador

@inproceedings{Rhoades2000SoilCD,
  title={Soil Carbon Differences among Forest , Agriculture , and Secondary Vegetation in Lower Montane Ecuador},
  author={Charles C Rhoades and Gerald Eckert and David C. Coleman},
  year={2000}
}
In the lower montane region of northwestern Ecuador, forest clearing for sugar cane and pasture production occurs simultaneously with recolonization of secondary forest vegetation on abandoned agricultural lands. We estimated the loss of forest-derived soil C (light in 13C) and the accumulation of C from replicate sugar cane and pasture vegetation (heavy in 13C) using a stable C isotope technique. We also measured differences in the proportion of soil C derived from C3 and C4 plants across a… CONTINUE READING
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