Author : Paul, K. I. Polglase, P. J. Nyakuengama, J. G. Khanna, P. K.
Year : 2002
Title : Change in soil carbon following afforestation
Journal : Forest Ecology and Management
Comment : During the first 5 years of afforestation, followed by a decrease in the rate of decline and eventually recovery to C contents found in agricultural soils at about age 30. The most important factors affecting change in soil C were previous land use, climate and the type of forest established. Accumulation of soil C was greatest when deciduous hardwoods, or N2-fixing species (either as an understorey or as a plantation), were established on ex-cropped land in tropical or subtropical regions.