Effects of litter quality and microarthropods on N-dynamics and retention of exogenous N-15 in decomposing litter. Blair, J. Biol, 1992.
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Surface additions of (15NH4)2SO4 were used to measure the immobilization an subsequent movement of exogenous N added to two litter types of contrasting quality (Cornus florida and Quercus prinus). Litterbaskets were used to measure the litter mass loss and N dynamics and to follow the movement of the 15N label through litter, F layer, and soil pools. Half of the litterbaskets of each species were treated with naphthalene to reduce microarthropod densities. The faster decomposing C. florida litter maintained a higher excess atom % 15N , and a greater relative concentration of the labeled input (
@article{blair_effects_1992,
	title = {Effects of litter quality and microarthropods on {N}-dynamics and retention of exogenous {N}-15 in decomposing litter.},
	volume = {12},
	abstract = {Surface additions of (15NH4)2SO4 were used to measure the immobilization an subsequent movement of exogenous N added to two litter types of contrasting quality (Cornus florida and Quercus prinus).  Litterbaskets were used to measure the litter mass loss and N dynamics and to follow the movement of the 15N label through litter, F layer, and soil pools.  Half of the litterbaskets of each species were treated with naphthalene to reduce microarthropod densities.  The faster decomposing C. florida litter maintained a higher excess atom \% 15N , and a greater relative concentration of the labeled input (},
	journal = {Biol},
	author = {Blair, J.M.},
	year = {1992},
	keywords = {CWT}
}
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