Ghent University Academic Bibliography

Advanced

Aboveground nutrient cycling in temperate forest ecosystems of southern Chile

Jeroen Staelens UGent, Carlos Oyarzún, Leonardo Almonacid, Evelyn Padila and Kris Verheyen UGent (2009) Ecological advances on Chilean temperate rainforests. p.103-116
abstract
Forest ecosystems have important ecological, economic, and social values, but are subject to varying ecosystem pressures, including enhanced atmospheric nitrogen deposition. This paper quantifies nutrient fluxes in varying forest types in southern Chile in order to evaluate external and internal nutrient cycling within ecosystems, with a focus on the aboveground compartment. The objectives were to establish baseline data for pristine forest ecosystems and to study differences between forest types. Measurements were performed in four stands in the lower Andean mountain range (San Pablo de Tregua), two stands in the Central Depression (Paillaco) and six catchments in the Coastal mountain range (40°S). External nutrient inputs and losses were assessed by analyzing precipitation, throughfall, stemflow, soil percolation, and streamflow. Internal aboveground nutrient cycling was quantified by means of a canopy budget model, litterfall collection, and a litterbag decomposition experiment. Although temperate forests in southern Chile still represent a unique opportunity to study pristine ecosystems, measurements of water and ion fluxes indicate that forests in the central depression are exposed to enhanced external nitrogen inputs.
Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:
author
organization
year
type
bookChapter
publication status
published
subject
book title
Ecological advances on Chilean temperate rainforests
editor
Carlos Oyarzún, Niko Verhoest UGent, Pascal Boeckx UGent and Roberto Godoy
pages
103 - 116
publisher
Academia Press
place of publication
Ghent, Belgium
ISBN
9789038214788
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
B2
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
1154616
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1154616
date created
2011-02-17 15:40:18
date last changed
2011-06-24 15:45:03
@incollection{1154616,
  abstract     = {Forest ecosystems have important ecological, economic, and social values, but are subject to varying ecosystem pressures, including enhanced atmospheric nitrogen deposition. This paper quantifies nutrient fluxes in varying forest types in southern Chile in order to evaluate external and internal nutrient cycling within ecosystems, with a focus on the aboveground compartment. The objectives were to establish baseline data for pristine forest ecosystems and to study differences between forest types. Measurements were performed in four stands in the lower Andean mountain range (San Pablo de Tregua), two stands in the Central Depression (Paillaco) and six catchments in the Coastal mountain range (40{\textdegree}S). External nutrient inputs and losses were assessed by analyzing precipitation, throughfall, stemflow, soil percolation, and streamflow. Internal aboveground nutrient cycling was quantified by means of a canopy budget model, litterfall collection, and a litterbag decomposition experiment. Although temperate forests in southern Chile still represent a unique opportunity to study pristine ecosystems, measurements of water and ion fluxes indicate that forests in the central depression are exposed to enhanced external nitrogen inputs.},
  author       = {Staelens, Jeroen and Oyarz{\'u}n, Carlos and Almonacid, Leonardo and Padila, Evelyn and Verheyen, Kris},
  booktitle    = {Ecological advances on Chilean temperate rainforests},
  editor       = {Oyarz{\'u}n, Carlos and Verhoest, Niko and Boeckx, Pascal and Godoy, Roberto},
  isbn         = {9789038214788},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {103--116},
  publisher    = {Academia Press},
  title        = {Aboveground nutrient cycling in temperate forest ecosystems of southern Chile},
  year         = {2009},
}

Chicago
Staelens, Jeroen, Carlos Oyarzún, Leonardo Almonacid, Evelyn Padila, and Kris Verheyen. 2009. “Aboveground Nutrient Cycling in Temperate Forest Ecosystems of Southern Chile.” In Ecological Advances on Chilean Temperate Rainforests, ed. Carlos Oyarzún, Niko Verhoest, Pascal Boeckx, and Roberto Godoy, 103–116. Ghent, Belgium: Academia Press.
APA
Staelens, Jeroen, Oyarzún, C., Almonacid, L., Padila, E., & Verheyen, K. (2009). Aboveground nutrient cycling in temperate forest ecosystems of southern Chile. In C. Oyarzún, N. Verhoest, P. Boeckx, & R. Godoy (Eds.), Ecological advances on Chilean temperate rainforests (pp. 103–116). Ghent, Belgium: Academia Press.
Vancouver
1.
Staelens J, Oyarzún C, Almonacid L, Padila E, Verheyen K. Aboveground nutrient cycling in temperate forest ecosystems of southern Chile. In: Oyarzún C, Verhoest N, Boeckx P, Godoy R, editors. Ecological advances on Chilean temperate rainforests. Ghent, Belgium: Academia Press; 2009. p. 103–16.
MLA
Staelens, Jeroen, Carlos Oyarzún, Leonardo Almonacid, et al. “Aboveground Nutrient Cycling in Temperate Forest Ecosystems of Southern Chile.” Ecological Advances on Chilean Temperate Rainforests. Ed. Carlos Oyarzún et al. Ghent, Belgium: Academia Press, 2009. 103–116. Print.