Impact of Tilia Platyphyllos Scop., Fraxinus Excelsior L., Acer Pseudoplatanus L., Quercus Robur L. and Fagus Sylvatica L. on Earthworm Biomass and Physico-Chemical Properties of a Loamy Topsoil. Neirynck, J., Mirtcheva, S., Sioen, G., & Lust, N. 133(3):275–286.
Impact of Tilia Platyphyllos Scop., Fraxinus Excelsior L., Acer Pseudoplatanus L., Quercus Robur L. and Fagus Sylvatica L. on Earthworm Biomass and Physico-Chemical Properties of a Loamy Topsoil [link]Paper  doi  abstract   bibtex   
Impact of hardwoods of different humus forms on earthworm biomass and physico-chemical properties of the topsoil of a loamy acid brown forest soil after a time-span of 60-65 years was examined in the Forest of Halle near Brussels. Three sites were selected in which homogeneous stands of mull-forming tree species (Tilia platyphyllos Scop., Fraxinus excelsior L. and Acer pseudoplatanus L.) were compared with adjacent stands of Fagus sylvatica L. and/or Quercus robur L. where a mullmoder had developed. Total earthworm biomass was conspicuously higher at the sites that supported Tilia and Acer as mull-forming hardwoods. Study of soil acidity revealed that there were marked differences in pH and base saturation in the A- and E-horizon between hardwoods developing different humus forms. The topsoil beneath mull-forming hardwoods was generally higher in pH and base saturation with the largest differences being displayed between Tilia and Fagus/Quercus. C/N ratios were significantly lower in the topsoil under Acer. Significant differences in physical soil properties among humus form were also evident. The A-horizon under mull-forming species was higher in total porosity, aeration porosity and saturated hydraulic conductivity. The bulk density was only significantly lower under Fraxinus. The E-horizon of the mull stands was lower in bulk density and higher in aeration porosity but this was linked by a reduction in water-filled porosity. The study indicated that mull-forming tree species differed in ability to improve or maintain productivity of the studied soil type.
@article{neirynckImpactTiliaPlatyphyllos2000,
  title = {Impact of {{Tilia}} Platyphyllos {{Scop}}., {{Fraxinus}} Excelsior {{L}}., {{Acer}} Pseudoplatanus {{L}}., {{Quercus}} Robur {{L}}. and {{Fagus}} Sylvatica {{L}}. on Earthworm Biomass and Physico-Chemical Properties of a Loamy Topsoil},
  author = {Neirynck, J. and Mirtcheva, S. and Sioen, G. and Lust, N.},
  date = {2000-08},
  journaltitle = {Forest Ecology and Management},
  volume = {133},
  pages = {275--286},
  issn = {0378-1127},
  doi = {10.1016/s0378-1127(99)00240-6},
  url = {https://doi.org/10.1016/s0378-1127(99)00240-6},
  abstract = {Impact of hardwoods of different humus forms on earthworm biomass and physico-chemical properties of the topsoil of a loamy acid brown forest soil after a time-span of 60-65 years was examined in the Forest of Halle near Brussels. Three sites were selected in which homogeneous stands of mull-forming tree species (Tilia platyphyllos Scop., Fraxinus excelsior L. and Acer pseudoplatanus L.) were compared with adjacent stands of Fagus sylvatica L. and/or Quercus robur L. where a mullmoder had developed. Total earthworm biomass was conspicuously higher at the sites that supported Tilia and Acer as mull-forming hardwoods. Study of soil acidity revealed that there were marked differences in pH and base saturation in the A- and E-horizon between hardwoods developing different humus forms. The topsoil beneath mull-forming hardwoods was generally higher in pH and base saturation with the largest differences being displayed between Tilia and Fagus/Quercus. C/N ratios were significantly lower in the topsoil under Acer. Significant differences in physical soil properties among humus form were also evident. The A-horizon under mull-forming species was higher in total porosity, aeration porosity and saturated hydraulic conductivity. The bulk density was only significantly lower under Fraxinus. The E-horizon of the mull stands was lower in bulk density and higher in aeration porosity but this was linked by a reduction in water-filled porosity. The study indicated that mull-forming tree species differed in ability to improve or maintain productivity of the studied soil type.},
  keywords = {*imported-from-citeulike-INRMM,~INRMM-MiD:c-11379915,acer-pseudoplatanus,biomass,fagus-sylvatica,forest-biomass,forest-resources,fraxinus-excelsior,quercus-robur,soil-resources,tilia-platyphyllos},
  number = {3}
}
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