(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2008)

Document title

Seasonal changes of nitrate concentrations in baseflow headwaters of coniferous forests in Japan : a significant indicator for N saturation

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

ZHANG Z. (1 2) ; FUKUSHIMA T. (2) ; SHI P. (1) ; TAO F. (3) ; ONDA Y. (2) ; GOMI T. (4) ; MIZUGAKI S. (2) ; ASANO Y. (7) ; KOSUGI K. (5) ; HIRAMATSU S. (6) ; KITAHARA H. (6) ; KURAJI K. (7) ; TERAJIMA T. (8) ; MATSUSHIGE K. (9) ;
(1) State Key Lab. of Earth Surface Processes and Resource Ecology, Normal Univ., Beijing, CHINE
(2) Graduate School of Life and Environmental Science, Univ., Tsukuba, JAPON
(3) Inst. of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Beijing, CHINE
(4) Dept. of International Environmental and Agricultural Science, Univ., Tokyo, JAPON
(5) Graduate School of Agriculture, Univ., Kyoto, JAPON
(6) Fac. of Agriculture, Shinshu Univ., Nagano, JAPON
(7) Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Science, Univ., Tokyo, JAPON
(8) Fac. of Science, Univ., Chiba, JAPON
(9) National Inst. for Environmental Studies, Tsukuba, JAPON


Here, the AA. investigated the NO3-N concentration and its seasonal variations in the baseflow headwaters in Japanese coniferous forests with different N saturation status in 5 regions (Nagano, Tokyo, Aichi, Kochi and Mie). They also investigated the associations between seasonal variations of the NO3-N concentration in baseflow with vegetation growing season (growing season or dormant season). Finally, they propose a robust N saturation indicator suitable for Japanese coniferous forests


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

Editor : Catena, Cremlingen-Destedt - ALLEMAGNE (1973)

Millesime : 2008, vol. 76, no1 [pp. 63-69]

Bibliographic references : 42 ref.

Collation : 5 fig., 1 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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