Fine root biomass declined in response to restoration of soil calcium in a northern hardwood forest

Timothy J. Fahey, Alexis K. Heinz, John J. Battles, Melany C. Fisk, Charles T Driscoll, Joel D. Blum, Chris E Johnson

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Forest health deteriorated in eastern North America as a result of depletion of available soil base cations by elevated inputs of acid deposition. We experimentally restored available calcium (Ca) to soils of a forested watershed at Hubbard Brook, New Hampshire, and measured the response of fine root biomass 14 years after treatment. In this northern hardwood forest, fine root (

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)738-744
Number of pages7
JournalCanadian Journal of Forest Research
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2016



  • Acidification
  • Allocation
  • Leaf area index
  • Mycorrhizae
  • Production

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Global and Planetary Change
  • Ecology
  • Forestry

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