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New paper on nitrogen cycling in the New Jersey pine barrens

posted Jan 6, 2014, 7:42 AM by Megan Creutzburg   [ updated Mar 11, 2014, 8:06 AM ]
A new paper by Melissa Lucash, Rob Scheller, Alec Kretchun and coauthors finds that the combination of climate change and wildfire can reduce mineral nitrogen in the New Jersey pine barrens. Mineral nitrogen is the form of nitrogen most readily available to trees, and mineral nitrogen losses could affect long-term forest productivity as climate warms and wildfires become more frequent. See the link to the Canadian Journal of Forest Research website here: Congrats to Melissa, Rob and Alec!

Full citation: Melissa S Lucash, Robert M Scheller, Alec Kretchun, Kenneth L Clark, John Hom. Impacts of fire and climate change on long-term nitrogen availability and forest productivity in the New Jersey Pine Barrens. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, Published on the web 3 January 2014, 10.1139/cjfr-2013-0383