Articles | Volume 19, issue 5
Research article
17 Mar 2022
Research article |  | 17 Mar 2022

Leaching of inorganic and organic phosphorus and nitrogen in contrasting beech forest soils – seasonal patterns and effects of fertilization

Jasmin Fetzer, Emmanuel Frossard, Klaus Kaiser, and Frank Hagedorn


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on bg-2021-188', Anonymous Referee #1, 13 Sep 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Jasmin Fetzer, 12 Jan 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on bg-2021-188', Lukas Kohl, 17 Oct 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Jasmin Fetzer, 12 Jan 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (13 Jan 2022) by Ivonne Trebs
AR by Jasmin Fetzer on behalf of the Authors (26 Jan 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (27 Jan 2022) by Ivonne Trebs
AR by Jasmin Fetzer on behalf of the Authors (06 Feb 2022)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
As leaching is a major pathway of nitrogen and phosphorus loss in forest soils, we investigated several potential drivers in two contrasting beech forests. The composition of leachates, obtained by zero-tension lysimeters, varied by season, and climatic extremes influenced the magnitude of leaching. Effects of nitrogen and phosphorus fertilization varied with soil nutrient status and sorption properties, and leaching from the low-nutrient soil was more sensitive to environmental factors.
Final-revised paper