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TitlePriming effects in a natural grassland soil: substrate complexity is more important than the energy level of added compounds
Study TypeOther
Abstract The addition of easily degradable compounds to soil (e.g. root exudates, plant residues) can result in priming effects (PE), a short-term change in the turnover of soil organic matter (SOM). This process is recognized to be large enough to be taken into account into the ecosystem carbon balance. Yet .. [more]
Description The addition of easily degradable compounds to soil (e.g. root exudates, plant residues) can result in priming effects (PE), a short-term change in the turnover of soil organic matter (SOM). This process is recognized to be large enough to be taken into account into the ecosystem carbon balance. Yet .. [more]
Center NameNetherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW)