Effects of Soil Warming, Atmospheric Deposition, and EIevated Carbon Dioxide on Forest Soils in the Southeastern United States

  • J. Devereux Joslin
  • Dale W. Johnson
Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 128)


Changes in the atmosphere have the potential to affect forest soils through a variety of pathways. Various impacts upon forest soils, in turn, may affect forest-nutrient cycles, and ultimately forest productivity. The primary atmospheric changes most probable to impact forest soils are 1) global warming, 2) atmospheric deposition, and 3) increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations. In addition to these impacts, changes in species composition may also impact upon forest-soil-nutrient cycles. After briefly reviewing the conclusions of the chapters in this section, the remainder of this chapter will be devoted to a review of relevant literature and discussion of the potential impacts of each of these types of changes.


Forest Soil Forest Ecosystem Atmospheric Deposition Base Cation Soil Warming 
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