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Changes in soil properties and vegetation following disturbance of Alaskan arctic tundra

Changes in soil properties and vegetation following disturbance of Alaskan arctic tundra

Journal of Applied Ecology 18(2): 605-617

Soil characteristics and vegetation were studied in vehicle tracks and adjacent undisturbed tundra along local moisture gradients at four sites in northern Alaska. Vehicle tracks generally had 2 deg C higher soil temperatures, deeper thaw and higher concentrations of available soil phosphate than adjacent undisturbed tundra, but did not differ consistently from controls in soil bulk density, volumetric moisture content, pH or soil organic content.

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DOI: 10.2307/2402420

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