Articles | Volume 12, issue 13
Biogeosciences, 12, 4113–4119, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-12-4113-2015
Biogeosciences, 12, 4113–4119, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-12-4113-2015

Research article 09 Jul 2015

Research article | 09 Jul 2015

Chemical footprints of anthropogenic nitrogen deposition on recent soil C : N ratios in Europe

C. Mulder et al.

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Spatial clustering of anthropogenic nitrogen deposition reveals that European C:N ratio varies more across soils of natural ecosystems with low pollution. It turns out surprisingly that such soils are the most affected by nitrogen accumulation and therefore most responsive to short-term N supply. While an inverse correlation between atmospheric nitrogen and soil C:N seems intuitive, we provide novel insights into the real magnitude and spatial distribution of this relationship since 1880.
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