Articles | Volume 7, issue 1
SOIL, 7, 83–94, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-7-83-2021

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

SOIL, 7, 83–94, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-7-83-2021

Original research article 30 Mar 2021

Original research article | 30 Mar 2021

Stable isotope signatures of soil nitrogen on an environmental–geomorphic gradient within the Congo Basin

Simon Baumgartner et al.

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We compared stable isotope signatures of soil profiles in different forest ecosystems within the Congo Basin to assess ecosystem-level differences in N cycling, and we examined the local effect of topography on the isotopic signature of soil N. Soil δ15N profiles indicated that the N cycling in in the montane forest is more closed, whereas the lowland forest and Miombo woodland experienced a more open N cycle. Topography only alters soil δ15N values in forests with high erosional forces.