Vegetation Composition Determines Microbial Activities in a Boreal Forest Soil

@article{Ohtonen1998VegetationCD,
  title={Vegetation Composition Determines Microbial Activities in a Boreal Forest Soil},
  author={Rauni Ohtonen and Henry V{\"a}re},
  journal={Microbial Ecology},
  year={1998},
  volume={36},
  pages={328-335}
}
Forest soil ecology was studied in Fennoscandinavian dry Scots pine forests grazed by reindeer to varying extents (ungrazed, lichen-dominated-sites; grazed sites; and bryophyte-dominated sites). We hypothesized that the productivity parameters of the site (i.e., tree growth and soil nutrient concentrations), the vegetation composition, and the microbial activities are directly correlated. Since the productivity of the lichen-dominated ecosystem is low, microbial activities are assumed to be… CONTINUE READING
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