Carbon-nitrogen interactions in forest ecosystems: final report

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Per Gundersen, Bjørn Berg, W.S. Currie, N.B. Dise, B.A. Emmett, V. Gauci, M. Holmberg, O.J. Kjønaas, J. Mol-Dijkstra, C. van der Salm, Inger Kappel Schmidt, A. Tietema, W.W. Wessel, L.S. Vestergarden, C. Akselsson, W. De Vries, M. Forsius, H. Kros, E. Matzner, F. Moldan & 6 others K.J. Nadelhoffer, L.-O. Nilsson, G.J. Reinds, U. Rosengren, A.O. Stuanes, R.F. Wright

This report is a summary of the main results from the EU project “Carbon – Nitrogen Interactions in Forest Ecosystems” (CNTER). Since carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) are bound together in organic matter we studied both the effect of N deposition on C cycling in forest ecosystems, and the effect of C accumulation on N storage and release. Based on compiled databases on element pools and fluxes from several hundred forest sites, process studies in long-term nitrogen manipulation experiments and modelling efforts we estimated C sequestration and N retention in European forest soils. Further, we studied the impact of forest management on C sequestration, N retention and N leaching.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationHørsholm, Danmark
PublisherCenter for Skov, Landskab og Planlægning/Københavns Universitet
Number of pages61
ISBN (Print)978-87-7903-287-3
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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