Search for dissertations about: "chronosequence"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 15 swedish dissertations containing the word chronosequence.

  1. 1. Analysis and speciation of organic phosphorus in environmental matrices : Development of methods to improve 31P NMR analysis

    Author : Johan Vestergren; Gröbner Gerhard; Jurgen Schleucher; Ulrik Ilstedt; Per Persson; Reiner Giesler; Benjamin L. Turner; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Phosphorus; soil; 31P NMR; NaOH EDTA; terrestrial; sulfide; speciation; bioavailability; paramagnetic; humus; boreal; tropical; multi-dimensional; agroforestry; chronosequence; fysikalisk kemi; Physical Chemistry;

    Abstract : Phosphorus (P) is an essential element for life on our planet. It is central in numerous biochemical processes in terrestrial and aqueous ecosystems including food production; and it is the primary growth-limiting nutrient in some of the world’s biomes. READ MORE

  2. 2. Gradients of time and complexity : understanding how riparian and instream ecosystems recover after stream restoration

    Author : Eliza Maher Hasselquist; Christer Nilsson; Stewart Rood; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; bioassessment; biodiversity; boreal; bryophyte; chronosequence; complexity; diatom; geomorphology; habitat heterogeneity; hydromorphological; macroinvertebrate; macrophyte; nitrogen cycling; river restoration; riparian buffer; stable isotopes; succession; Sweden; Environmental Science; miljövetenskap;

    Abstract : Why evaluations of the ecological outcomes of stream and river restoration have largely reported inconclusive or negative results has been the subject of much debate over the last decade or more. Understanding the reasons behind the lack of positive results is important for bettering future restoration efforts and setting realistic expectations for restoration outcomes. READ MORE

  3. 3. Mercury methylation in boreal peatlands: Influence of geochemistry and biology

    Author : Baolin Wang; Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet; Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet; []

    Abstract : Methylmercury (MeHg) is a neurotoxin mainly produced by microorganisms in suboxic and anoxic environments such as peatlands. Peatlands are an important source of MeHg in adjacent aquatic ecosystems, thus increasing the risk of human and wildlife exposure to this toxic compound. READ MORE

  4. 4. Ectomycorrhizal Fungal Mycelial Dynamics and its Role in Forest Soil Carbon Cycling

    Author : Andreas Hagenbo; Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet; Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet; []

    Abstract : Most boreal tree species rely on root-associated ectomycorrhizal fungi for nutrient acquisition, in exchange the trees allocate part of their photosynthetically fixed carbon (C) to these fungi. This has a feedback on soil C dynamics as mycorrhizal fungi are important in regulating soil C cycling and storage. READ MORE

  5. 5. Ecological significance of within-species leaf trait variability : a test using an island area gradient

    Author : Bright Boye Kumordzi; Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet; Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet; []

    Abstract : There is growing recognition of the need to incorporate within-species trait variability into trait-based studies to improve understanding of community assembly and how plant communities drive ecosystem processes. Given that many plant species can occupy a wide range of environmental conditions, studies that have traditionally focused solely on between-species trait variability and neglected within-species trait variability could lead to an incomplete picture of how plant traits influence community- and ecosystem-level properties. READ MORE