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Soil Organic Carbon is Increased in Mixed-Species Plantations of Eucalyptus and Nitrogen-Fixing Acacia

Forrester, David; Pares, Amber; O'Hara, C; Khanna, P.K.; Bauhus, Juergen

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Soil organic carbon (soil C) sequestration in forests is often higher under nitrogen (N2)-fixing than under non-N2-fixing tree species. Here, we examined whether soil C could be increased using mixed-species plantations compared to monocultures, which are less productive aboveground than mixtures. In addition, we compared soil C sequestration under N2-fixing trees with non-N2-fixing trees that received N fertilizer. Monocultures of Eucalyptus globulus (E) and the N2-fixing Acacia mearnsii (A)...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/70670
Source: Ecosystems
DOI: 10.1007/s10021-012-9600-9

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