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Abstract: Enriching plant tissues with C-13 and N-15 isotopes has provided long-lasting, non-reactive tracers to quantify rates of terrestrial elemental fluxes (e.g., soil organic matter decomposition). However, the molecular location and level of isotope enrichment may differ among plant...
The biosphere as an increasing sink for atmospheric carbon: estimates from increased nitrogen depositionDownload
Estimates of carbon uptake and storage based on global nitrogen deposition, C:N ratios for typical terrestrial ecosystems, and recent ecosystem-scale nutrient studies indicate that 1.0- 2.3 Gt C yr-1 of carbon storage may be stimulated by anthropogenically caused increases in nitrogen deposition...
Principal components of super-high dimensional statistical features and support vector machine for improving identification accuracies of different gear crack levels under different working conditionsDownload
Gears are widely used in gearbox to transmit power from one shaft to another. Gear crack is one of the most frequent gear fault modes found in industry. Identification of different gear crack levels is beneficial in preventing any unexpected machine breakdown and reducing economic loss because...
Abstract: Global warming and the resultant increase in evapotranspiration might lead to lowered water tables in peatlands and an increase in fire frequency. The objective of this study was to investigate some of the potential effects of these changes on peat decomposition. Dry mass losses and...
Plant litter: direct and indirect effects of simulated climate change and clipping on its decomposition, and its effects on plant-plant interactionsDownload
Terrestrial ecosystems are characterized by an intricate relationship between plants and soils that influence ecosystem and community level processes and properties. At the ecosystem level, plants (producers) provide organic carbon to the decomposer subsystem and obligate root-associated...
Abstract: During a survey of microfungi from rotting wood in northern Alberta forests, 49 species of ascomycetes, representing 24 genera, and 15 families in seven orders, were recovered. Twenty-eight species are new reports for Alberta, 15 of which are new for Canada, and seven are new for North...
Impact of ozonation on naphthenic acids speciation and toxicity of oil sands process-affected water to vibrio fischeri and mammalian immune system
Environmental factors affecting an experimental low-density mass grave near Edmonton, Alberta, CanadaDownload
The investigation of mass graves involves aspects of high political, judicial, and emotional impact. Understanding how bodies held within mass graves change between the time they are deposited and the time they are discovered (the realm of forensic taphonomy) is vital for competent collection of...
The relationship between trees and ectomycorrhizal fungi is fundamental for tree growth and survival, particularly in the boreal forests of North America where low temperatures inhibit decomposition and consequently limit nutrient availability. The responses of ectomycorrhizal fungal communities...