This report is a summary of the main results from the EU project 'Carbon' - Nitrogen Interactions in Forest Ecosystems' (CNTER). Since carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) are bound together in organic matter we studied both the effect of N deposition on C cycling in forest ecosystems, and the effect of C accumulation on N storage and release. Based on compiled databases on element pools and fluxes from several hundred forest sites, process studies in long-term nitrogen manipulation experiments and modelling efforts we estimated C sequestration and N retention in European forest soils. Further, we studied the impact of forest management on C sequestration, N retention and N leaching.
|Place of Publication||Hørsholm (Denmark)|
|Number of pages||61|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|
|Name||Forest & landscape working papers|
- carbon sequestration
- nitrogen retention