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By E.-D. Schulze (auth.), Prof. Dr. Ernst-Detlef Schulze (eds.)

The garage of carbon in woodland ecosystems has got precise consciousness within the Kyoto protocol of the weather conference, which makes an attempt to equilibrate fossil gasoline emissions with organic sinks. This quantity quantifies carbon garage in controlled wooded area ecosystems not just in biomass, but additionally in all soil cubicles. It investigates the interplay among the carbon and nitrogen cycles through operating alongside a north-south transect via Europe which begins in northern Sweden, passes via a N-deposition greatest in crucial Europe and leads to Italy. unusually, C garage in soils raises with N deposition; furthermore, now not younger reforestations, yet outdated progress forests have the top fee of carbon sequestration. For the 1st time biogeochemical methods are associated with biodiversity on a wide geographic scale and with specified specialize in soil organisms. The enclosed CD-ROM presents a whole database of all flux, garage and species observations for modellers.

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Carbon was analysed as organically bound C by the modified Tinsley method Experimental Sites in the NIPHYS/CANIF Project 29 (Kalembasa and Jenkinson 1973) to avoid the inclusion of inorganic carbon forms, such as charcoal particles derived from past fires on the site. N was analysed as total N by sulphuric acid-peroxide digestion (Rowland and Grimshaw 1985) and continuous-flow colorimetric method using indophenol blue (SKALAR). 4 Bulk Density and Soil Pools Data on bulk density can be found in the database on CD-ROM.

At Ebrach in Germany (Steigerwald, NE Bavaria) a 30-year-old mixed Fagus sylvatical Quercus petraea stand is situated within a large broadleaf forest area. Due to a high tree density and a closed canopy, no understorey vegetation is present. The Wiilfersreuth site in Germany is located in the Fichtelgebirge (NE Bavaria). The site consists of a 15-year-old Picea abies plantation. Due to an open canopy, a dense field layer vegetation with ericaceous shrubs and Deschampsia flexuosa is present. At Aubure in NE France, there is a 45-year-old P.

5). However, the possible correlation between low C: N ratio and high pH does not fit for Thezan, where the c: N ratio was fairly high throughout the soil profile. Other sites with high C: N ratios were Klosterhede and Aheden. 1) and probably a very tight N cycle. Klosterhede has experienced much higher inputs of T. Persson et aI. 6. NH40Ac-extractabIe base cations (Ca, K, Na and Mg) (SE mostly 5-15% of the mean) in litter (L), humus (FH) and sieved soil layers (roots and stones >2 mm removed) in the NIPHYSICANIF transect.

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