Distribution of microbial biomass down soil profiles under regenerating woodland

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Castellazzi, M. S., Brookes, P. C. and Jenkinson, D. S. 2004. Distribution of microbial biomass down soil profiles under regenerating woodland. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 36 (9), pp. 1485-1489.

AuthorsCastellazzi, M. S., Brookes, P. C. and Jenkinson, D. S.
Abstract

Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) was measured in soil profiles taken from two areas of deciduous woodland on Rothamsted Farm, one near neutral, one acidic. Biomass carbon (C) was calculated from these measurements. Comparison of the results with others taken from the literature showed that an exponential function m=e−(rbd) gave a close fit to the assembled data for the top metre of mineral soil, where m is biomass C, expressed as a fraction of that in the topsoil, d the depth (in cm, measured downwards from the middle of the topmost sampling layer) and rb a constant, in cm−1. The mean value for rb for 12 soils (including our two) is 0.046 cm−1, with a SD of ±0.0078.

Keywordssoil microbial biomass; ATP; woodland soils; Decline of soil microbial biomass with depth
Year of Publication2004
JournalSoil Biology and Biochemistry
Journal citation36 (9), pp. 1485-1489
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1016/j.soilbio.2004.04.020
Open accessPublished as non-open access
FunderBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Funder project or code444
511
Dynamics of organic carbon in soil
Output statusPublished
Publication dates
Online31 May 2004
Publication process dates
Accepted23 Apr 2004
Copyright licensePublisher copyright
PublisherElsevier
ISSN0038-0717

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