J Soils Sediments (2017) 17:2250–2256 DOI 10.1007/s11368-016-1421-6 2015 INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON FOREST SOILS Soil carbon dynamics in successional and plantation forests in subtropical China 1 2 1 1,3 Xinzhang Song & Mark O. Kimberley & Guomo Zhou & Hailong Wang Received: 27 January 2016 /Accepted: 29 March 2016 /Published online: 4 April 2016 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016 Abstract to any of the other forest types, especially to MPF or CFF, Purpose The purpose of this study was to better understand both SOC content and Rs are likely to decline. Stand age did how both the content and flux of soil carbon respond to forest not significantly impact the SOC content or Rs rate in either succession and anthropogenic management practices in for- types of plantation. ests in subtropical China. Conclusions Forest succession generally increases SOC con- Materials and methods We assembled from the literature in- tent and Rs, and the conversion of natural forests to planta- formation on soil organic carbon (SOC) and soil respiration tions decreases SOC content and Rs in subtropical China. (Rs) covering the forest successional chronosequence from pioneer masson pine (Pinus massoniana) forest (MPF) to me- . . Keywords Carbon cycle Evergreen broadleaf forest Forest
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Published: Apr 4, 2016
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