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Grand, S., & Lavkulich, L. M. (2012). Effects of Forest Harvest on Soil Carbon and Related Variables in Canadian Spodosols. Soil Science Society of America Journal, 76, 1816-1827.
http://dx.doi.org/10.2136/sssaj2012.0103

has been cited by the following article:

  • TITLE: Disturbance Legacy on Soil Carbon Stocks and Stability within a Coastal Temperate Forest of Southwestern British Columbia, Canada

    AUTHORS: Camille E. Defrenne, Julie E. Wilson, Suzanne W. Simard, Les M. Lavkulich

    KEYWORDS: Soil Carbon, Coastal Forest, Disturbances History, Carbon Storage, Carbon Stocks

    JOURNAL NAME: Open Journal of Forestry, Vol.6 No.5, August 2, 2016

    ABSTRACT: Although it has been recognized that soils play a critical role in carbon storage and that coastal temperate forests have considerable potential to sequester soil organic carbon (SOC), studies related to SOC stocks and stability are scarce in these ecosystems. Forest disturbances may leave legacies on SOC properties and may further compromise SOC storage capacity of these ecosystems. In the Pacific Spirit Regional Park of southwestern British Columbia, we compared SOC stocks and stability among three second-growth forests that have been affected by disturbances of different magnitudes. We collected data on soil chemical and physical properties to estimate SOC content and assess SOC stability. We found that SOC stocks in the forest characterized by low magnitude disturbance were greater than those of the forest characterized by high magnitude disturbance (8.2 ± 1.3 kg·Cm-2 versus 5.3 ± 0.1 kg·Cm-2 to 30 cm depth). SOC was less stable in the highly disturbed forest and subsequent vegetation changes might have further reduced SOC stability. Our results provide insight into the role of disturbance history in the current SOC storage capacity of coastal temperate rainforests of British Columbia.