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The hydrological transport of low-molecular weight organic nitrogen (LMWON) compounds has received little attention in the literature, particularly relative to inorganic nitrogen (N), with less attention given to the decoupling of the carbon (C) and N cycles following rainfall events. We determined the impacts of the soil biota on the transport of N compounds in a loam soil, using 15N and 13C to trace the vertical transport of 15N13C-urea, 15N13C-amino acids, 15NO3, and 15NH4 through the soil profile, following simulated rainfall events. This research has demonstrated that biotic assimilation leads to rapid decoupling of the C and N cycles during leaching, with C transport limited to the soil surface (< 2 cm), whereas N which was stored within the soil profile during a single rainfall event could be remobilised and leached (a further 2–6 cm) following an additional rainfall event.
- Amino acids
DOMAINE: Characterisation of the nature, origins and ecological significance of dissolved organic matter in freshwater ecosystems
Johnes , P. J., Evershed, R. P., Jones, D., Maberly, S., Jickells, T., Yates, C. A., Lloyd, C. E. M., Glanville, H., Mackay, E., Harrison, R. V., Bayliss, C. E., Pemberton, J., Reay, M. K. M., Brailsford, F., Mcintyre, C. A., Owen, A. T., Hopes, M., Evans, C., Fenner, N., Golyshin, P., Ferrer, M., Marshall, M. & Cooper, D.
1/04/14 → 31/12/19