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The response of understory herbaceous plants to nitrogen fertilization in forests of different land-use history

Author(s): J. M. Fraterrigo, S. M. Pearson and M. G. Turner

Month: Apr
Year: 2009

Publication Type: Article
Journal: Forest Ecology and Management
Volume: 257
Issue: 10
Pages: 2182-2188

Article Topic(s): Establishment methods,Fertilizer,Nutrients,Restoration
Research Setting(s): Forest

Species Referenced: Arisaema triphyllum (Jack in the pulpit),

Abstract

The response of 6 forest species (Arisaema triphyllum, Cimicifuga racemosa, Disporum lanuginosum, Osmorhiza spp.. Polygonatum spp., and Prenanthes altissima) to nitrogen addition was studied in plots of differing agricultural histories (formerly agricultural or never agricultural) in western North Carolina. A significant interaction of agricultural history and fertilization was detected for 3 species. The results suggest that forests on formerly cultivated lands may have suboptimal nitrogen levels for the re-establishment of all historic plant taxa.

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J. M. Fraterrigo, S. M. Pearson and M. G. Turner. "The response of understory herbaceous plants to nitrogen fertilization in forests of different land-use history." Forest Ecology and Management 257.10 (2009): 2182-2188.

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ISSN: 0378-1127
DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2009.02.036

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