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Observed and modelled soil carbon and nitrogen changes after planting a Pinus radiata stand onto former pasture

Kirschbaum, Miko; Guo, Lan Bin; Gifford, Roger M


After reforesting pasture land, it is often observed that soil carbon stocks decrease. The present work reports findings from a site near Canberra, Australia, where a pine forest (Pinus radiata) was planted onto a former unimproved pasture site. We report a number of detailed observations seeking to understand the basis of the decline in soil C stocks. This is supported by simulations using the whole-ecosystem carbon and nitrogen cycling model CenW 3.1. The model indicated that over the first...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Soil Biology and Biochemistry
DOI: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2007.08.021


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