(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Changes in soil organic matter quality during sea-influenced marsh soil development at the North Sea coast

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

SPOHN M. (1) ; BABKA B. (1) ; GIANI L. (1) ;
(1) Soil Science, Dept. of Biology and Environmental Sciences, Carl von Ossietzky Univ., Oldenburg, ALLEMAGNE


The AA. studied soils at 6 sites at the German North Sea coast. At each site, 3 zones (low, mid, and high marsh) that differ in inundation frequency were analyzed. They found that organic carbon (OC) and nitrogen (N) contents increased significantly with decreasing inundation frequency at all sites, while inorganic carbon contents decreased. The decrease in sea-derived OC was associated with an increase in C/N ratio, which can be attributed to the difference in the C/N ratios between sea- and land-derived organic matter (OM) inputs. In the high marsh, a large proportion of the OC was sequestered in the coarse particle fraction, indicating that this OM is little stabilized


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

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

Millesime : 2013, vol. 107 [pp. 110-117]

Bibliographic references : 38 ref.

Collation : 4 fig., 4 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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