Soil respiration of forest ecosystems in gradients of environmental pollution by emissions from copper smelters

Soil respiration of forest ecosystems in gradients of environmental pollution by emissions from... The effect of industrial pollution on soil respiration measured in situ has been studied along two gradients formed by emissions from large copper smelters: the Middle Ural Copper Smelter (spruce-fir forests) and Karabash Copper Smelter (birch forests). Pollution has proved to have a slight effect on soil respiration: its rate drops only in the zone of industrial barren. There is no correlation between soil respiration and distance to the emission source, metal contents in the litter, or litter acidity. A hypothesis is proposed that this may be due to a shift in the ratio of the root and microbial components of respiration in the pollution gradient. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Russian Journal of Ecology Springer Journals

Soil respiration of forest ecosystems in gradients of environmental pollution by emissions from copper smelters

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2011 by Pleiades Publishing, Ltd.
Subject
Life Sciences; Environment, general; Ecology
ISSN
1067-4136
eISSN
1608-3334
D.O.I.
10.1134/S1067413611060166
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Abstract

The effect of industrial pollution on soil respiration measured in situ has been studied along two gradients formed by emissions from large copper smelters: the Middle Ural Copper Smelter (spruce-fir forests) and Karabash Copper Smelter (birch forests). Pollution has proved to have a slight effect on soil respiration: its rate drops only in the zone of industrial barren. There is no correlation between soil respiration and distance to the emission source, metal contents in the litter, or litter acidity. A hypothesis is proposed that this may be due to a shift in the ratio of the root and microbial components of respiration in the pollution gradient.

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Russian Journal of EcologySpringer Journals

Published: Oct 25, 2011

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