Nitrogen Accumulation and Form over Time in Young Mine Soils

  • Li R
  • Daniels W
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Abstract

Nitrogen deficiency is a common problem during reclamation of mine soils, and limited comprehensive information is available concerning the forms and characteristics of N in Appalachian mine soils. This chronosequence study was conducted to investigate the accumulation, distribution, and component change of N in mine soils over time. Fresh spoil, coal, natural forest soil and 10 mine soil sites with ages ranging from 1 to 30 yr were sampled and analyzed for N components. Young mine soils (

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  • R. S. Li

  • W. L. Daniels

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