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Volume 14, issue 23
Biogeosciences, 14, 5393–5402, 2017
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Biogeosciences, 14, 5393–5402, 2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 01 Dec 2017

Research article | 01 Dec 2017

Modeling the effects of tree species and incubation temperature on soil's extracellular enzyme activity in 78-year-old tree plantations

Xiaoqi Zhou et al.
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Here, we measured soil EEA using a gradient of incubation temperatures in 78-year-old tree plantations. We established a new tree species–enzyme–C/N model to explain why exotic slash pine can grow faster, as it has longer residual soil N residence time than native pine specie. To our knowledge this is the first study to clearly show that when soils with different C contents are subject to warming, high C soil has more C losses but differences in residual C between them become larger and larger.
Here, we measured soil EEA using a gradient of incubation temperatures in 78-year-old tree...