Eurasian Soil Science

, Volume 50, Issue 4, pp 438–444 | Cite as

Dynamics of denitrification and ammonification activities in the abandoned and intensely cultivated gray forest soils (Tula oblast)

  • N. R. Emer
  • N. V. Kostina
  • M. V. Golichenkov
  • A. I. Netrusov
Soil Chemistry


The results of experimental study of daily dynamics of denitrification activity and the activity and population density of ammonifiers in the abandoned (converted to long-term fallow) and intensely cultivated gray forest soils (Luvic Retic Greyzemic Phaeozems (Aric)) are discussed. The potential denitrification activity in the arable soil is higher than that in the fallow soil, whereas the actual denitrification activity in the arable soil is lower. Data on the dynamics of ammonification do not show reliable differences between the activities of ammonifiers in the arable and fallow soils, though the number of ammonifying bacteria is considerably higher in the arable soil. Differences in daily dynamics of the numbers of ammonifiers in the fallow and arable soils are shown.


soil microorganisms anthropogenic impact succession denitrification ammonification 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. R. Emer
    • 1
  • N. V. Kostina
    • 1
  • M. V. Golichenkov
    • 1
  • A. I. Netrusov
    • 1
  1. 1.Lomonosov Moscow State UniversityVorob’evy gory, MoscowRussia

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