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Title: Functional groups show distinct differences in nitrogen cycling during early stand development: implications for forest management

Author: Aubrey, Doug P.; Coyle, David R.; Coleman, Mark D.;

Date: 2012

Source: Plant Soil. 351: 219-236

Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Description: Background and aims Nutrient acquisition of forest stands is controlled by soil resource availability and belowground production, but tree species are rarely compared in this regard. Here, we examine ecological and management implications of nitrogen (N) dynamics during early forest stand development in productive commercial tree species with narrow (Populus deltoides Bartr. and Platanus occidentalis L.) and broad (Liquidambar styraciflua L. and Pinus taeda L.) site requirements while grown with a range of nutrient and water resources.

Keywords: Forest productivity, net primary production, nitrogen budget, nitrogen uptake, nitrogen use efficiency, retranslocation, short rotation woody crops

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Aubrey, Doug P.; Coyle, David R.; Coleman, Mark D. 2012. Functional groups show distinct differences in nitrogen cycling during early stand development: implications for forest management. Plant Soil. 351: 219-236.

 


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