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Title: Contribution of stumps to carbon and nitrogen pools in southern Appalachian hardwood forests

Author: Sucre, Eric B.; Fox, Thomas R.;

Date: 2008

Source: In: Jacobs, Douglass F.; Michler, Charles H., eds. 2008. Proceedings, 16th Central Hardwood Forest Conference; 2008 April 8-9; West Lafayette, IN. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-24. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 233-239.

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Description: Decomposing stumps are prevalent in managed forest ecosystems although the impact of these microsites on nutrient retention and cycling is relatively unknown. In this study, stumps were defined as the aboveground and belowground (i.e., root system) left over from previous harvests. The objective of this study was to quantify the total soil volume occupied by stumps and compare total soil carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) between the bulk soil and soil directly influenced by decomposing stumps. Six randomly established 10 m x 10 m plots were evaluated.

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Sucre, Eric B.; Fox, Thomas R. 2008. Contribution of stumps to carbon and nitrogen pools in southern Appalachian hardwood forests. In: Jacobs, Douglass F.; Michler, Charles H., eds. 2008. Proceedings, 16th Central Hardwood Forest Conference; 2008 April 8-9; West Lafayette, IN. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-24. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 233-239.

 


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