Variability of soil microbial properties: effects of sampling, handling and storage.

@article{ernohlvkov2009VariabilityOS,
  title={Variability of soil microbial properties: effects of sampling, handling and storage.},
  author={Jitka {\vC}ernohl{\'a}vkov{\'a} and Jir{\'i} Jarkovsk{\'y} and Michala Nesporov{\'a} and Jakub Hofman},
  journal={Ecotoxicology and environmental safety},
  year={2009},
  volume={72 8},
  pages={2102-8}
}
We investigated the effect of soil spatial variability within the sampling site scale, the effects of sample sieving (1, 2 and 4mm), and storage conditions up to 32 weeks (wet at 4 degrees C, -20 degrees C and air dried) on microbial biomass C, respiration, ammonification and nitrification activities in arable, grassland and forest soil. In general, all results were dependent on soil type. Arable soil showed the highest spatial variability, followed by grassland and forest soil. Sieving did not… CONTINUE READING

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