Thursley Common

Thursley Common, Surrey

Thursley

Two ongoing experiments:

Nitrogen additions following management only
Ecosystem recovery with no nitrogen addition

Experiments will focus on interactions with different management techniques and responses of soil and litter N pools, and Calluna and grass growth, to both nitrogen addition and a reduction in N load.  Assessment of changes in the soil microbial community will provide an insight into the functional implications of nitrogen deposition for ecosystem nutrient cycling and their speed of recovery.

 

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