The Long-term Effects of Land-use History on Nitrogen Cycling in Northern Hardwood Forests

  title={The Long-term Effects of Land-use History on Nitrogen Cycling in Northern Hardwood Forests},
  author={Christine L. Goodale and John D. Aber}
Nearly all northeastern U.S. forests have been disturbed by wind, logging, fire, or agriculture over the past several centuries. These disturbances may have long-term impacts on forest carbon and nitrogen cycling, affecting forests’ vulnerability to N saturation and their future capacity to store C. We evaluated the long-term (80–110 yr) effects of logging and fire on aboveground biomass, foliar N (%), soil C and N pools, net N mineralization and nitrification, and NO3 leaching in northern… CONTINUE READING


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