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Stable Nitrogen Isotopes in a Forested Watershed in Taiwan
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Stable Nitrogen Isotopes in a Forested Watershed in Taiwan
Owen, Jeffrey S.;
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Differences in rates and patterns of nitrogen cycling have been correlated with nitrogen stable isotope measurements in forest ecosystems of tropical and temperate regions, but limited similar work has been conducted in sub-tropical forests. This study investigated patterns in stable N isotopic composition in a subtropical forest in Taiwan by sampling three soil profiles and overstory and understory foliage. Soil in the forest floor ranged from -1.8 to -1.8‰. Mineral soils had higher (4.1 to 6.0‰). Foliage in overstory trees ranged from -6.6 to -2.0‰, and understory foliage ranged from -5.0 to -1.2‰. There was a weak correlation between foliar % N and ($r^2
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