Element cycling in a Belgian pine forest

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    The concentrations of elements (Al, K, Ca, Cl, Mg, Mn) in different compartments in a Pinus Sylvestris stand are analyzed using atomic absorption spectrometry and neutron activation analysis. Together with the biomass distribution several aspects are studied i.e. element relative mass and concentration distributions, inter-compartment ratios and mass and concentration related correlations between the elements. Finally, a simple box model is developed to give approximated inter-compartment transfer rates.
    Original languageEnglish
    Awarding Institution
    • PXL - Hogeschool PXL
    • Velghe, Inge, Supervisor, External person
    • Vives i Batlle, Jordi, SCK CEN Mentor
    Place of PublicationHasselt, Belgium
    StatePublished - 30 Apr 2013

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