Soil Organic Carbon Accumulation in Post-Agricultural Soils under the Influence Birch Stands

Tomasz Gawęda , Ewa Błońska , Stanisław Małek

Abstract

The aim of this study was to demonstrate the effects birch renewal on the soil organic carbon accumulation and on dehydrogenase activity. We selected 12 research plots with birch stands of different ages (1–4 years, 5–8 years, 9–12 years, and 13–17 years) to determine soil texture, pH, total carbon and nitrogen levels, and base cation content. The total organic carbon stock was calculated for the soil profiles. Additionally, dehydrogenase activity was determined. Naturally regenerated birch stands on post-agricultural land facilitated carbon accumulation. Based on our results, dehydrogenase activity is useful in assessing the condition of post-agricultural soils, and its determination allowed for us to assess the processes occurring in post-agricultural soils that are associated with the formation and carbon distribution.
Author Tomasz Gawęda
Tomasz Gawęda,,
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, Ewa Błońska (FoF / IoEaS / DFSS)
Ewa Błońska,,
- DEPARTMENT FOREST SOIL SCIENCE
, Stanisław Małek (FoF / IoEaS / DoEoFaR)
Stanisław Małek,,
- DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY OF FOREST AND RECLAMATION
Journal seriesSustainability, ISSN 2071-1050, (N/A 70 pkt)
Issue year2019
Vol11
No16
Pages1-12
Publication size in sheets0.55
Keywords in Englishafforestation; birch stands; carbon stock; dehydrogenase activity
ASJC Classification3305 Geography, Planning and Development; 2105 Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment; 2308 Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
DOIDOI:10.3390/su11164300
URL https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/11/16/4300
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); author's original; Uznanie Autorstwa (CC-BY); after publication
Score (nominal)70
Score sourcejournalList
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 0; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 0.911; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 2.592 (2) - 2018=2.801 (5)
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