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Structure and cation content of a podzolic soil of Long Island, N. Y., seven years after destruction of the vegetation by chronic gamma irradiation

Horrill, A.D.; Woodwell, G.M.. 1973 Structure and cation content of a podzolic soil of Long Island, N. Y., seven years after destruction of the vegetation by chronic gamma irradiation. Ecology, 54 (2). 439-444. 10.2307/1934354

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Abstract/Summary

Chronic gamma irradiation of an oak-pine forest in central Long Island, New York, has reduced the structure of the forest systematically and started changes in the struc- ture and nutrient content of the soils. The most important changes have been reduction of the litter and humus horizons and a decline in loss-on-ignition in most horizons. Nutrient content of soils has clearly been augmented by minor disturbance of the vegetation and reduced by more severe disturbance. The soil content of phosphorus and calcium were excep- tions, increasing along the gradient of radiation toward the highest exposure.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.2307/1934354
Programmes: CEH Programmes pre-2009 publications > Other
CEH Sections: _ Pre-2000 sections
ISSN: 0012-9658
Additional Keywords: radioecology
NORA Subject Terms: Ecology and Environment
Date made live: 15 Apr 2013 15:07 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/21344

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