Canadian Forest Service Publications

Effect of forest harvesting and slash piling on microbial biomass and respiration in Newfoundland boreal forests. 2007. Moroni, M.T.; Carter, P.Q.; Strickland, D.W.; Makeschin, F.; Parkinson, D.-R.; Kahnt, L. Canadian Journal of Soil Science 87: 455-458.

Year: 2007

Issued by: Atlantic Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 27488

Language: English

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Clearcutting Newfoundland boreal forests significantly reduced organic layer fungal and total microbial biomass in clearcut areas with and without slash cover, compared wtih forested plots. However, aerobially incubated respiration rates were highest in organic layers from clearcut areas under slash, intermediate under forests, and lowest from clearcut areas without slash.