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dc.contributor.authorBurton, Joanne
dc.contributor.authorChen, Chengrong
dc.contributor.authorXu, Zhihong
dc.contributor.authorGhadiri, Hossein
dc.contributor.editorJ.M. Anderson
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:33:48Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:33:48Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.date.modified2009-01-15T06:18:12Z
dc.identifier.issn0038-0717
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.soilbio.2007.05.021
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/17244
dc.description.abstractSoil soluble organic nitrogen (SON) can play an important role in soil nitrogen (N) cycling in forest ecosystems. This study examined the effect of land-use change from a native forest (NF) to a first rotation (1R) and subsequent second rotation (2R) hoop pine (Araucaria cunninghamii) plantation on soil SON pools. The impact of residue management on SON pools was also investigated in the 2R forest, where SON was measured in tree rows (2R-T) and windrows (2R-W). Various extraction techniques were used to measure SON pool size in the 0-10, 10-20 and 20-30 cm layers of soil. The results showed that land-use change had a significant impact on soil SON pools. In the 0-10 cm layer, 3.2-8.7, 14-23, 20-28, 60-160 and 127-340 mg SON kg-1 were extracted by water, 0.5 M K2SO4, 2 M KCl, hot water and hot 2 M KCl, respectively. The size of the SON pools and the potential production of SON (PPSON) were generally highest in the NF soil and lowest in the 2R-T soil, and in all forest types decreased with soil depth. The larger SON pools in the NF soil coincided with lower soil, litter and root C:N ratios, suggesting that the difference in the size of SON pools between the NF and 1R soil may be related to differences in the quality of organic matter input under the different forest ecosystems. Differences in the size of SON pools between the 1R soil and the 2R soils and between the 2R-T soil and the 2R-W soil may be related to the quantity of organic matter input and time since disturbance. Significant relationships were found between the SON extracted by 0.5 M K2SO4 (SONps) and 2 M KCl (SONKCl), and also among the SON extracted by hot 2 M KCl (SONhKCl), hot water (SONhw) and water (SONw), suggesting that the organic N released by these groups of extracts may be at least partly from similar pools.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherElsevier Ltd.
dc.publisher.placeUSA
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/332/description#description
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom2723
dc.relation.ispartofpageto2734
dc.relation.ispartofjournalSoil Biology and Biochemistry
dc.relation.ispartofvolume39
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchAgricultural and Veterinary Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBiological Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode07
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode05
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode06
dc.titleSoluble organic nitrogen pools in adjacent native and plantation forests of subtropical Australia
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environment
gro.date.issued2007
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorXu, Zhihong
gro.griffith.authorGhadiri, Hossein
gro.griffith.authorChen, Chengrong
gro.griffith.authorBurton, Joanne


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