Biogeochemistry of beetle-killed forests: Explaining a weak nitrate response

TitleBiogeochemistry of beetle-killed forests: Explaining a weak nitrate response
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsRhoades, CC, McCutchan, JH, Cooper, LA, Clow, D, Detmer, TM, Briggs, JS, Stednick, JD, Veblen, TT, Ertz, RM, Likens, GE, Lewis, WM
JournalProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Date Published2013/01/14/
ISBN Number0027-8424, 1091-6490
Keywordsnitrate loss, nitrogen biogeochemistry, streamwater chemistry, watershed disturbance
Abstract

A current pine beetle infestation has caused extensive mortality of lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta) in forests of Colorado and Wyoming; it is part of an unprecedented multispecies beetle outbreak extending from Mexico to Canada. In United States and European watersheds, where atmospheric deposition of inorganic N is moderate to low (

URLhttp://www.pnas.org/content/early/2013/01/10/1221029110
Short TitlePNAS