Biogeochemistry, 1986. Paper abstract bibtex
Soil nitrogen mineralization and nitrification potentials, and soil solution chemistry were measured in black locust, in pine-mixed hardwood stands on an early successional watershed, and in an older growth oak-hickory forest located on an adjacent, mixed hardwood watershed at Coweeta. Nitrification potentials were higher in black locust and pine-mixed hardwood early successional stands than in the oak-hickory forest of the older growth watershed. Ammonification rates were the main factor controlling nitrification in the early successional stands. There was no evidence of inhibition of nitrification in soils from the older growth oak-hickory forest site.