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Plant biomass, primary production and mineral cycling of a mixed oak forest in Linnebjer, Sweden

Andersson, Folke (2014). Plant biomass, primary production and mineral cycling of a mixed oak forest in Linnebjer, Sweden. Open Journal of Forestry. 4:5, 570-580
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/ojf.2014.45061

Abstract

Plant biomass, primary production and mineral cycling were studied in a mixed deciduous forest (Quercus robur L., Tilia cordata L. and Corylus avellana L.) in southern Sweden. Plant biomass amount above and below ground was 201 and 37 t∙ha-1, respectively. Primary production above and below ground was an estimated 13.3 and 2.3 t∙ha-1, respectively. Carbon was the dominant element in the forest ecosystem, comprising 133 t∙ha-1. Other major elements were: N > Ca > K > Si > Mg > S > Mn > P > Fe and Na (range 1123 to 18 kg∙ha-1), followed by some trace elements. Yearly litterfall restored 6.0 t∙ha-1 organic matter or 2.3 t∙ha-1 carbon. Approximately 45% decomposed and returned to the soil during the year. Monitoring of other elements revealed that the ecosystem received inputs through dry and wet deposition, in particular 34.4 kg∙ha-1 S and 9.4 kg∙ha-1 of N yearly as throughfall. Determination of yearly biomass increase showed that the oak forest ecosystem was still in an aggradation or accumulation phase.

Authors/Creators:Andersson, Folke
Title:Plant biomass, primary production and mineral cycling of a mixed oak forest in Linnebjer, Sweden
Series/Journal:Open Journal of Forestry (2163-0429)
Year of publishing :2014
Depositing date:2015
Volume:4
Number:5
Page range:570-580
Number of Pages:11
Publisher:Scientific Research Publishing
ISSN:2163-0429
Language:English
Publication Type:Journal article
Refereed:Yes
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Full Text Status:Public
Agris subject categories.:K Forestry > K10 Forestry production
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 401 Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries > Forest Science
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 1 Natural sciences > 106 Biological Sciences (Medical to be 3 and Agricultural to be 4) > Ecology
Agrovoc terms:biomass, primary production
Keywords:Plant Biomass, Primary Production, Litterfall, Deposition, Cycling of C, N, P, K, S
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-2391
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-2391
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Type of IDID
DOI10.4236/ojf.2014.45061
ID Code:11824
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Ecology
(S) > Dept. of Ecology
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:10 Feb 2015 07:26
Metadata Last Modified:19 Feb 2015 22:26

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