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Biological activities of “beaver landscape” soils

Author:
Vecherskiy, M. V., Korotaeva, V. V., Kostina, N. V., Dobrovol’skaya, T. G., Umarov, M. M.
Source:
Moscow University soil science bulletin 2011 v.66 no.4 pp. 175-179
ISSN:
0147-6874
Subject:
carbon, denitrification, methane, microbial communities, nitrogen, nitrogen content, nitrogen fixation, soil
Abstract:
This study considers microbiological activities in soils occupied by beaver populations. The intensities of nitrogen fixation, denitrification, and carbon and methane emissions were evaluated, the specific and functional diversities of microbial communities were identified, and the contents of nitrogen and carbon in the altered landscapes were measured. It was shown that nitrogen and carbon are transformed more intensively in the given soils than in the background soils, and accumulation of carbon and nitrogen in the former soils occurs.
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501614