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dc.contributor.authorBlonska, Ewaen_UK
dc.contributor.authorLasota, Jaroslawen_UK
dc.contributor.authorda Silva, Gilka Rocha Vasconcelosen_UK
dc.contributor.authorVanguelova, Elenaen_UK
dc.contributor.authorAshwood, Franken_UK
dc.contributor.authorTibbett, Marken_UK
dc.contributor.authorWatts, Kevinen_UK
dc.contributor.authorLukac, Martinen_UK
dc.description.abstractIncreasing carbon (C) storage in soil is a key aspect of climate change mitigation strategies and requires an understanding of the impacts of land management on soil C cycling. The primary aim of this study is to investigate how land management impacts key soil organic matter stabilization and cycling processes affecting soil C storage. Soil sampling was undertaken across seven transects crossing the boundary between agriculture and forestry. The transects covered 3 pasture (AP) and 4 arable (AA) fields combined with 3 young secondary woodlands (50-60 years old - WY) and 4 mature/ancient semi-natural woodlands (110 to >400 years old – WM). Physical fractionation of soil organic matter pools was performed, together with pH, carbon and nitrogen content, as well as activity of four enzymes associated with C transformation in the soil. Woodland soils were associated with significantly higher content of light fraction C and greater enzyme activity in comparison to agricultural soils. Enzyme activity and soil organic C decreased with soil depth regardless of land-use type. We did not, however, observe any effect of the distance from the land use boundary on either enzyme activity and soil C pools. Our results indicate that analysis of soil organic matter (SOM) fractions can act as an indicator of decomposition rates of SOM in forest and agricultural ecosystems.en_UK
dc.relationBlonska E, Lasota J, da Silva GRV, Vanguelova E, Ashwood F, Tibbett M, Watts K & Lukac M (2020) Soil organic matter stabilization and carbon-cycling enzyme activity are affected by land management. Annals of Forest Research, 63 (1), pp. 71-86.
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dc.subjectenzyme activityen_UK
dc.subjectsoil carbon accumulationen_UK
dc.subjectsoil organic matter fractionen_UK
dc.titleSoil organic matter stabilization and carbon-cycling enzyme activity are affected by land managementen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.citation.jtitleAnnals of Forest Researchen_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Agriculture, Krakowen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Agriculture, Krakowen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Readingen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationForest Researchen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationForest Researchen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Readingen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationBiological and Environmental Sciencesen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Readingen_UK
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