Author : Nikolova, P. S. Raspe, S. Andersen, C. P. Mainiero, R. Blaschke, H. Matyssek, R. Haberle, K. H.
Year : 2009
Title : Effects of the extreme drought in 2003 on soil respiration in a mixed forest
Journal : European Journal of Forest Research
Comment : They present a field study on the drought effects on total soil respiration and its components. The species-specific root response to drought was related to a stronger decline of autotrophic respiration in spruce (by about 70%) compared to beech (by about 50%). The sensitivity of autotrophic and heterotrophic respiration to changing soil temperature and available soil water was stronger in autotrophic than heterotrophic respiration in spruce, but not so in beech.