Sulfur processing in forest soil and litter along an elevational and vegetative gradient.

M. E. Watwood, J. W. Fitzgerald, J. R. Gosz

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Abstract

O2 litter and A1 horizon soil samples from various locations within the Santa Fe and Cibola National Forests of New Mexico were assayed. During a 48-h incubation, samples of O2 litter adsorbed 1.6-4.1 nmol g-1 of added sulfate S and formed 2.0-9.8 nmol g-1 of organic S from this anion. Between 17-48% of this organic S was mobilized within 24 h. Al horizon soils adsorbed 1.2-4.9 nmol g-1 of added sulfate S and formed 1.6-4.8 nmol g-1 of organic S during 48 h. Between 20-50% of this organic S was mobilized within 24 h. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)689-695
Number of pages7
JournalCanadian Journal of Forest Research
Volume16
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Global and Planetary Change
  • Forestry
  • Ecology

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