Changes in bioavailability of phosphorus following afforestation of agricultural land

01 October 2008 → 30 September 2015
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Plant biology
    • Soil sciences, challenges and pollution
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agriculture, land and farm management
    • Forestry sciences
forest age afforestation tree species effect agricultural landuse phosphorus fractions
Project description

Afforestation of agricultural land is of current interest in Flanders (North Belgium) and Europe. The main objective of this research proposal is to study the tree-species dependent long-term changes in P fractions after afforesting agricultural land. The study will deliver a statistical model that predicts relationships between the P bioavailability and the proportion between different soil P fractions as a function of forest age and tree species.