Advanced

Functional Biodiversity Aspects on the Nutrient Sustainability in Forests–: Importance of Root Distribution

Rosengren, Ulrika LU ; Göransson, Hans LU ; Jönsson Belyazid, Ulrika LU ; Stjernquist, Ingrid LU ; Thelin, Gunnar LU and Wallander, Håkan LU (2006) In Journal of Sustainable Forestry 21(2-3). p.75-98
Abstract
Nutrient availability is of major importance for plant productivity. When estimating long-term sustainability from a nutrient perspective it is therefore interesting to focus on long-term changes in the soil nutrient pools when comparing different forest types. Here, we have highlighted some factors of importance for long term nutrient sustainability (e.g., several forest rotations) and pointed out some important features that differ between forest tree species and also between monocultures and mixed species stands. Using computer models like PROFILE reveals tree rooting depth to be a crucial factor when assessing long-term nutrient sustainability. Literature studies show that soil type and other soil conditions have a strong effect on... (More)
Nutrient availability is of major importance for plant productivity. When estimating long-term sustainability from a nutrient perspective it is therefore interesting to focus on long-term changes in the soil nutrient pools when comparing different forest types. Here, we have highlighted some factors of importance for long term nutrient sustainability (e.g., several forest rotations) and pointed out some important features that differ between forest tree species and also between monocultures and mixed species stands. Using computer models like PROFILE reveals tree rooting depth to be a crucial factor when assessing long-term nutrient sustainability. Literature studies show that soil type and other soil conditions have a strong effect on root distribution. However, Norway spruce is generally a very shallow rooted species, with approximately 80% of it fine roots in the top 20-25 cm, whereas for pendiculate oak, generally 80% of the roots are found down to 60 cm soil depth. Rooting depth of Scots pine and beech seem to be intermediate with 80% of the roots down to approximately 25-30 cm and 30-35 cm, respectively. Importance of mycorrhiza for nutrient uptake in a sustainability perspective is discussed in the paper. (Less)
Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:
author
organization
publishing date
type
Contribution to journal
publication status
published
subject
in
Journal of Sustainable Forestry
volume
21
issue
2-3
pages
75 - 98
publisher
Haworth Press
external identifiers
  • scopus:33645787279
ISSN
1054-9811
DOI
10.1300/J091v21n02_06
language
English
LU publication?
yes
id
02e2ae9a-7496-4881-9290-e2d80085472c (old id 153124)
date added to LUP
2007-06-29 14:34:26
date last changed
2019-06-04 01:36:36
@article{02e2ae9a-7496-4881-9290-e2d80085472c,
  abstract     = {Nutrient availability is of major importance for plant productivity. When estimating long-term sustainability from a nutrient perspective it is therefore interesting to focus on long-term changes in the soil nutrient pools when comparing different forest types. Here, we have highlighted some factors of importance for long term nutrient sustainability (e.g., several forest rotations) and pointed out some important features that differ between forest tree species and also between monocultures and mixed species stands. Using computer models like PROFILE reveals tree rooting depth to be a crucial factor when assessing long-term nutrient sustainability. Literature studies show that soil type and other soil conditions have a strong effect on root distribution. However, Norway spruce is generally a very shallow rooted species, with approximately 80% of it fine roots in the top 20-25 cm, whereas for pendiculate oak, generally 80% of the roots are found down to 60 cm soil depth. Rooting depth of Scots pine and beech seem to be intermediate with 80% of the roots down to approximately 25-30 cm and 30-35 cm, respectively. Importance of mycorrhiza for nutrient uptake in a sustainability perspective is discussed in the paper.},
  author       = {Rosengren, Ulrika and Göransson, Hans and Jönsson Belyazid, Ulrika and Stjernquist, Ingrid and Thelin, Gunnar and Wallander, Håkan},
  issn         = {1054-9811},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2-3},
  pages        = {75--98},
  publisher    = {Haworth Press},
  series       = {Journal of Sustainable Forestry},
  title        = {Functional Biodiversity Aspects on the Nutrient Sustainability in Forests–: Importance of Root Distribution},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1300/J091v21n02_06},
  volume       = {21},
  year         = {2006},
}