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Vegetation controls on carbon and nitrogen cycling and retention: contrasts in spruce and hardwood watershed budgets

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Kelly, Charlene N.; Schoenholtz, Stephen H.; Adams, Mary Beth.

Year Published

2010

Publication

In: Rentch, James S.; Schuler, Thomas M., eds. 2010. Proceedings from the conference on the ecology and management of high-elevation forests in the central and southern Appalachian Mountains. 2009 May 14-15; Slatyfork, WV. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-64. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 213.

Abstract

Anthropogenic sources of nitrogen (N) have altered the global N cycle to such an extent as to nearly double the rate of N that enters many terrestrial ecosystems. However, predicting the fate of N inputs continues to present challenges, as a multitude of environmental factors play major roles in determining N pathways. This research investigates the role of specific vegetation and subsequent soil and forest floor characteristics in the production and export of C and N within two adjacent watersheds at 730 to 850 m elevation in the Fernow Experimental Forest, near Parsons, WV.

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Kelly, Charlene N.; Schoenholtz, Stephen H.; Adams, Mary Beth. 2010. Vegetation controls on carbon and nitrogen cycling and retention: contrasts in spruce and hardwood watershed budgets. In: Rentch, James S.; Schuler, Thomas M., eds. 2010. Proceedings from the conference on the ecology and management of high-elevation forests in the central and southern Appalachian Mountains. 2009 May 14-15; Slatyfork, WV. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-64. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 213.

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