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The forest floor and bio-geochemical cycling

Author(s) Krzic M., Du Toit, B., Walji, K., Dyanatakar, S., Sider, M., Crowley, C.
Year of publication 2020
Description of the bio-geochemical cycle within a typical plantation forest, in the Southern Cape forest region of South Africa. The description includes a detailed look at the LFH horizons and breakdown of organic matter and release of plant-available nutrients from leaf litter down to the soil mineral layer.
Type of Case
Video or audio
Virtual Soil Science Learning Resources
Temperate, Tropical
Forest Type
Planted forest
Primary Designated Function
Protection of soil and water