Nutrient Cycling in Terrestrial Ecosystems

Nutrient Cycling in Terrestrial Ecosystems

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Nutrient Cycling in Terrestrial Ecosystems presents a comprehensive overview of nutrient cycling processes and their importance for plant growth and ecosystem sustainability. The first part of the book presents the fundamentals of nutrient cycling. Topics included are cycling of carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, sulphur and micronutrients. Particular attention is paid to the role of root exudates and rhizosphere microorganisms in facilitating nutrient cycling. The second part discusses nutrient cycling at an ecosystem scale, covering cropping systems, pastures, natural grasslands, arid lands, tundras and forests. The final chapter reviews current models of nutrient cycling. By comprehensively covering nutrient cycling at a range of scales and emphasising multidisciplinary approaches, this volume will support scientists and practitioners alike, providing links between those involved in improving sustainable economic output from managed ecosystems and those interested in conservation of natural ecosystems.These studies, conducted in different types of tundra systems, show that plants can compete efficiently for nutrients with ... (2004) modified the buried bag method by incubating soil with litter and plants, using an indirect measurement of the ... The problem of the significance of microbial immobilisationa¬Ä¬ďmineralisation dynamics for plant nutrient availability in tundra systems is not yet completely resolved.

Title:Nutrient Cycling in Terrestrial Ecosystems
Author:Petra Marschner, Zdenko Rengel
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2007-05-01


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