Articles | Volume 11, issue 23
Research article
12 Dec 2014
Research article |  | 12 Dec 2014

Increased winter soil temperature variability enhances nitrogen cycling and soil biotic activity in temperate heathland and grassland mesocosms

J. Schuerings, A. Jentsch, V. Hammerl, K. Lenz, H. A. L. Henry, A. V. Malyshev, and J. Kreyling

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This article examines the effects of short winter warming pulses on temperate heathland and grassland mesocosms regarding nitrogen cycling, soil biotic activity and decomposition.
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