Project

Nitrogen retention in contrasting temperate forest ecosystems in a region of high nitrogen deposition

Duration
01 January 2008 → 31 December 2010
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Physical chemistry
    • Plant biology
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Forestry sciences
Keywords
depositions nitrogen forest types nutrient cycle
 
Project description

This study examines the difference between a deciduous and coniferous forest stand exposed to elevated atmospheric nitrogen deposition with respect to the organic and mineral soil horizons and the aboveground and belowground biomass. Furthermore, the rate of nitrogen transformation processes is compared, after addition of isotopes.