Factors determining enzyme activities in soils under Pinus halepensis and Pinus sylvestris plantations in Spain: a basis for establishing sustainable forest management strategies

Factors determining enzyme activities in soils under Pinus halepensis and Pinus sylvestris... & Key message Water availability and soil pH seem to be major constraints for enzyme activities in calcareous soils under Pinus halepensis and acidic soils under Pinus sylvestris plantations respectively. Proposals for improving enzyme activities may include the promotion of broadleaf species to increase soil pH and the modulation of stand density or the imple- mentation of soil preparation techniques to facilitate water infiltration. & Context Soil enzymes play a key role in nutrient turnover in forest ecosystems, as they are responsible for the transformation of organic matter into available nutrients for plants. Enzyme activities are commonly influenced by temperature, humidity, nutrient availability, pH, and organic matter content. & Aims To assess the differences between enzyme activities in calcareous soils below Pinus halepensis and acidic soils below Pinus sylvestris plantations in Spain and to trace those differences back to edapho-climatic parameters to answer the questions: Which environmental factors drive enzyme activities in these soils? How can forest management improve them? & Methods The differences in climatic, soil physical, chemical, and biochemical parameters and the correlations between these parameters and enzyme activities in soils were assessed. & Results Low pH and high level of phenols in acidic soils under Pinus http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Annals of Forest Science Springer Journals

Factors determining enzyme activities in soils under Pinus halepensis and Pinus sylvestris plantations in Spain: a basis for establishing sustainable forest management strategies

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Publisher
Springer Paris
Copyright
Copyright © 2018 by INRA and Springer-Verlag France SAS, part of Springer Nature
Subject
Life Sciences; Forestry; Wood Science & Technology; Forestry Management; Tree Biology; Environment, general
ISSN
1286-4560
eISSN
1297-966X
D.O.I.
10.1007/s13595-018-0720-z
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Abstract

& Key message Water availability and soil pH seem to be major constraints for enzyme activities in calcareous soils under Pinus halepensis and acidic soils under Pinus sylvestris plantations respectively. Proposals for improving enzyme activities may include the promotion of broadleaf species to increase soil pH and the modulation of stand density or the imple- mentation of soil preparation techniques to facilitate water infiltration. & Context Soil enzymes play a key role in nutrient turnover in forest ecosystems, as they are responsible for the transformation of organic matter into available nutrients for plants. Enzyme activities are commonly influenced by temperature, humidity, nutrient availability, pH, and organic matter content. & Aims To assess the differences between enzyme activities in calcareous soils below Pinus halepensis and acidic soils below Pinus sylvestris plantations in Spain and to trace those differences back to edapho-climatic parameters to answer the questions: Which environmental factors drive enzyme activities in these soils? How can forest management improve them? & Methods The differences in climatic, soil physical, chemical, and biochemical parameters and the correlations between these parameters and enzyme activities in soils were assessed. & Results Low pH and high level of phenols in acidic soils under Pinus

Journal

Annals of Forest ScienceSpringer Journals

Published: Mar 13, 2018

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