Research Progress

Scientists find inorganic N addition decreasing soil microbial respiration but increasing its ave...

Soil microbial respiration is a key process controlling the size of the soil organic C storage and C loss from terrestrial ecosystems to atmosphere. A small change in the rate of soil microbial res...

Do we really know the impact of nitrogen deposition: frequency makes a difference?

Previous field studies simulating atmospheric nitrogen (N) deposition generally apply N once or twice (large and infrequent N pulses) during the growing season. However, atmospheric N deposition oc...

Researchers Find the Influence Factors of Nitrogen Deposition in a Temperate Meadow Steppe

Nitrogen (N) deposition is continuous increasing in terrestrial ecosystems, seriously impacts on ecosystem functioning, results in plant nutrient concentration and stoichiometric changes. Previous ...

Contrasting Dynamics and Trait Controls in First-order Root Compared to Leaf Litter Decomposition

Decomposition of plant roots and associated fungal mutualists is a dominant process in ecosystem carbon cycles, yet is woefully understudied compared to decomposition of leaf litter, particularly f...

Effects of N Fertilization and Maize Straw Amendment on the Transformation and Fate of Fertilizer...

Dr. LU Caiyan, a researcher of Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, evaluated the effects of N inputs rate and maize straw amendment on the transformation and fate of fertiliz...