Phosphorus Cycling in a Northern Hardwood Forest: Biological and Chemical Control

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Science  27 Jan 1984:
Vol. 223, Issue 4634, pp. 391-393
DOI: 10.1126/science.223.4634.391


Phosphorus is tightly conserved within the northern hardwood forest ecosystems at Hubbard Brook, New Hampshire. Detailed analyses of the soil system indicate that biological and geochemical processes, stratified within the profile, regulate phosphorus retention.