Articles | Volume 7, issue 2
SOIL, 7, 433–451, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-7-433-2021

Special issue: Tropical biogeochemistry of soils in the Congo Basin and the...

SOIL, 7, 433–451, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-7-433-2021

Original research article 21 Jul 2021

Original research article | 21 Jul 2021

Nutrient limitations regulate soil greenhouse gas fluxes from tropical forests: evidence from an ecosystem-scale nutrient manipulation experiment in Uganda

Joseph Tamale et al.

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Soil greenhouse gas (GHG) fluxes were measured monthly from nitrogen (N), phosphorous (P), N and P, and control plots of the first nutrient manipulation experiment located in an African pristine tropical forest using static chambers. The results suggest (1) contrasting soil GHG responses to nutrient addition, hence highlighting the complexity of the tropical forests, and (2) that the feedback of tropical forests to the global soil GHG budget could be altered by changes in N and P availability.