Carbon-nitrogen interactions in forest ecosystems; final report

P. Gundersen, B. Berg, W.S. Currie, N.B. Dise, B.A. Emmett, V. Gauci, M. Holmberg, O.J. Kjønaas, J.P. Mol-Dijkstra, C. van der Salm, I.K. Schmidt, A. Tietema, W.W. Wessel, L.S. Vestgarden, C. Akselsson, W. de Vries, M. Forsius, H. Kros, E. Matzner, F. MoldanK.J. Nadelhoffer, L.O. Nilsson, G.J. Reinds, U. Rosengren, A.O. Stuanes, R.F. Wright

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationHørsholm (Denmark)
Number of pages61
ISBN (Print)9788779032873
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Publication series

NameForest & landscape working papers
PublisherKVL 17-2006


  • ecosystems
  • forests
  • carbon
  • carbon sequestration
  • nitrogen
  • nitrogen retention

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