Ecosystems: Forest Nutrient Cycling

Authored by: Neil W. Foster , Jagtar S. Bhatti

Terrestrial Ecosystems and Biodiversity

Print publication date:  June  2020
Online publication date:  May  2020

Print ISBN: 9781138333918
eBook ISBN: 9780429445651
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/9780429445651-23

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Abstract

Forest trees make less demand on the soil for nutrients than annual crops because a large proportion of absorbed nutrients are returned annually to the soil in leaf and fine root litter and are reabsorbed after biological breakdown of litter materials. This entry provides an overview of that cycle.

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