Author : Schlesinger, W. H. Andrews, J. A.
Year : 2000
Title : Soil respiration and the global carbon cycle
Journal : Biogeochemistry
Comment : Typically, only 10–20% of the nitrogen applied to forests accumulates in wood; a larger portion often accumulates in the soil organic matter, in which the C/N ratio is 12 to 15. Additions of nitrogen to forest soils often lower the C/N ratio without causing major changes in total amount of soil carbon