DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1145.2010.00168

Chinese Journal of Appplied Environmental Biology (应用与环境生物学报) 2010/16:2 PP.168-172

Effects of Broad-leaved Trees and Litter on Productivity and Soil Microbes of Chinese Fir Plantation*

The effects of broad-leaved tree introduction and litter formation on the productivity and soil microbial properties were investigated in the Chinese fir [Cunminghamia lanceolata (Lamb) Hook] plantation. The results showed that the productivity was increased by 200% after the introduction of N-fixing Alnus cremastogyne compared with that of non-N-fixing Acer mono, and the increment was obtained from A. cremastogyne. The productivity of fir was not affected by tree species (P<0.05). A. cremastogyne increased the total organic C by 16.8%, and decreased soil basal respiration and qCO2 by 13.1% and 16% in 0~10 cm soil, respectively. The microbial biomass C in soil at 0~10 cm depth was increased by 10.8% by litter (P<0.05). Furthermore, the tree species and litter had significant interactive effects on soil basal respiration and qCO2 (P<0.05). The total organic C in 0~10 cm soil was positively related with the productivity of tree (R2=0.775, P=0.005, N=12), and the microbial biomass C was significantly related with total organic C (R2=0.438, P=0.032, N=24). The results suggested that the tree species and litter were both important to soil microbial properties in mixed plantation. Fig 3, Tab 2, Ref 23

Key words:Chinese fir,N-fixing tree species,litter,microbial biomass C,metabolic quotient

ReleaseDate:2014-07-21 15:22:33

Funds:Supported by the Key Project of the Knowledge Innovation Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (Nos. KZCX2-YW-405, KZCX2-YW-413)

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