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Assessing the impact of climate-induced vegetation changes on soil organic matter composition
Despite the importance of soil organic matter (SOM) in C storage and provision of ecosystem services, the magnitude and direction of the response of SOM to climate change remains debated. Particularly contested is the role ...
Characterizing organic matter and nutrient status in smelter-affected soils
Forest vegetation dieback has occurred around Flin Flon, Manitoba and Creighton, Saskatchewan since the beginning of the 20th century, when sulphide ore smelting began in the area. In order to support future revegetation ...
Carbon and nitrogen mineralization in wetland soils of the Canadian Prairies
Wetland soils form an integral part of the agricultural hummocky landscape in the Canadian Prairies. These soils sequester carbon and can serve as sources of greenhouse gases. Three distinctly different but contiguous ...