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The role of earthworms in nitrogen and solute retention in a tropical forest in Sabah, Malaysia: a pilot study

The role of earthworms in nitrogen and solute retention in a tropical forest in Sabah, Malaysia: a pilot study
The role of earthworms in nitrogen and solute retention in a tropical forest in Sabah, Malaysia: a pilot study
Compounds of the 20 elements needed by living organisms are relatively soluble in water and therefore vulnerable to being leached and lost from terrestrial ecosystems during mineralization. Intact systems have thus acquired retention mechanisms that sequester nutrients and minimize losses. Such mechanisms should be particularly important where rainfall is very high but direct evidence of retention mechanisms in tropical forests is scarce (Snaddon et al. 2012, Turner et al. 2007).
0266-4674
611-614
Johnson, Sarah
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Bose, Arshiya
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Moss, Brian
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Johnson, Sarah
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Bose, Arshiya
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Moss, Brian
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Johnson, Sarah, Bose, Arshiya, Snaddon, Jake L. and Moss, Brian (2012) The role of earthworms in nitrogen and solute retention in a tropical forest in Sabah, Malaysia: a pilot study. Journal of Tropical Ecology, 28 (6), 611-614. (doi:10.1017/S0266467412000624).

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Abstract

Compounds of the 20 elements needed by living organisms are relatively soluble in water and therefore vulnerable to being leached and lost from terrestrial ecosystems during mineralization. Intact systems have thus acquired retention mechanisms that sequester nutrients and minimize losses. Such mechanisms should be particularly important where rainfall is very high but direct evidence of retention mechanisms in tropical forests is scarce (Snaddon et al. 2012, Turner et al. 2007).

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Published date: November 2012
Organisations: Centre for Biological Sciences

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Local EPrints ID: 359389
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/359389
ISSN: 0266-4674
PURE UUID: 5b0baa3a-70a3-4fff-b527-31e70958bf0e
ORCID for Jake L. Snaddon: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-3549-5472

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Date deposited: 30 Oct 2013 14:32
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 12:23

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