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Salinity and sodicity effects on respiration and microbial biomass of soil

Wong, Vanessa; Dalal, Ram; Greene, Richard


An understanding of the effects of salinity and sodicity on soil carbon (C) stocks and fluxes is critical in environmental management, as the areal extents of salinity and sodicity are predicted to increase. The effects of salinity and sodicity on the soil microbial biomass (SMB) and soil respiration were assessed over 12weeks under controlled conditions by subjecting disturbed soil samples from a vegetated soil profile to leaching with one of six salt solutions; a combination of low-salinity...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Biology and Fertility of Soils
DOI: 10.1007/s00374-008-0279-1


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