Articles | Volume 11, issue 23
Biogeosciences, 11, 7051–7060, 2014

Special issue: Climate extremes and biogeochemical cycles in the terrestrial...

Biogeosciences, 11, 7051–7060, 2014
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 et al.

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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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