Articles | Volume 8, issue 2
SOIL, 8, 487–505, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-8-487-2022
SOIL, 8, 487–505, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-8-487-2022
Original research article
28 Jul 2022
Original research article | 28 Jul 2022

Soil nutrient contents and stoichiometry within aggregate size classes varied with tea plantation age and soil depth in southern Guangxi in China

Ling Mao et al.

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Soil ecological stoichiometry offers a tool to explore the distribution, cycling, limitation, and balance of chemical elements. This study improved the understanding of soil organic carbon and nutrient dynamics in tea plantation ecosystems and also provided supplementary information for soil ecological stoichiometry in global terrestrial ecosystems.