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- James, Jason N.; Gross, Cole D.; Dwivedi, Pranjal; Myers, Tyler; Santos, Fernanda; Bernardi, Rodolpho; Faria, Marianne Fidalgo de; Guerrini, Iraê Amaral; Harrison, Rob; Butman, David
- Geoderma 2019 v.345 pp. 38-50
- B horizons; Eucalyptus; Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy; Oxisols; biodegradability; biogeochemical cycles; cation exchange; cerrado; ecotones; forest stands; forests; hydrophobic bonding; land use change; microbial biomass; microorganisms; moieties; nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy; plantations; rooting; silviculture; soil minerals; soil organic matter; soil profiles; subsurface soil layers; trees; understory; water solubility; Brazil
- ... The Brazilian Cerrado has undergone extensive land-use change in the past century with large areas converted to agriculture and silviculture. Eucalyptus is the dominant planted tree species in Brazil, but the short rotations (6–7 years) and the associated soil disturbances can reduce soil organic matter (SOM), particularly in subsurface soil over long timeframes. SOM is critical to the continued p ...