Soil compaction effects on water status of ponderosa pine assessed through 13C/12C composition.

@article{Gmez2002SoilCE,
  title={Soil compaction effects on water status of ponderosa pine assessed through 13C/12C composition.},
  author={Gerard G{\'o}mez and Michael J. Singer and Robert F. Powers and William R. Horwath},
  journal={Tree physiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={22 7},
  pages={459-67}
}
Soil compaction is a side effect of forest reestablishment practices resulting from use of heavy equipment and site preparation. Soil compaction often alters soil properties resulting in changes in plant-available water. The use of pressure chamber methods to assess plant water stress has two drawbacks: (1) the measurements are not integrative; and (2) the method is difficult to apply extensively to establish seasonal soil water status. We evaluated leaf carbon isotopic composition (delta13C… CONTINUE READING

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