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Impact of Tree Species on Nutrient Stocks in the Forest Floors of a Temperate Forest Ecosystem

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Author(s): Ali Bagherzadeh | Rainer Brumme | Friedrich Beese

Journal: Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
ISSN 1028-8880

Volume: 11;
Issue: 9;
Start page: 1258;
Date: 2008;
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Keywords: Beech | spruce | forest floor | nutrient | litter

ABSTRACT
To investigate the effect of silvicultural methods on forest floor C, N and elements stocks an experiment was carried out by sampling the forest floors of a 100-120 years old species including beech, Norway spruce and mixed beech-spruce at the Solling forest, Germany. While the stocks of carbon and nitrogen in the forest floors of pure beech and spruce were significantly influenced by species specific differences of litter quality (p
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