Effects of tree species specific litter and root decompostition products on the mobility of cadmium and zinc in sandy soils

01 January 2009 → 31 December 2014
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Forestry sciences
tree species heavy metals roots Zn litter DOC Cd afforestation soil acidification mobilization
Project description

Litter decomposition and fine root turnover are important within the mobilization process of metals. Hence, the goal of this project is to quantify the effects of decomposition processes of leaf litter and roots under differen tree species on the mobility of Cd and Zn, by means of the modifications in pH and percent base saturation and the different OC-fractions that will be originated during those decomposition processes