Researchers use forms of nitrogen as tracers to track nitrogen transformation in forest soils using intensive time-course sampling. This will help researchers identify pathways in the retention of nitrogen, including mycorrhizal fungi tissues, which are likely an important control in plant and soil nitrogen stocks but are rarely observed under field conditions. A second part to this study is a lab experiment aimed at assessing the effects of manganese limitation on leaf litter decay in soils exposed to long term nitrogen addition.
To determine retention mechanisms for nitrogen in soil over time scales that are relevant to land managers and policy makers in the area.
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Status - Active
Start date: 2014-01-01