Accession Number : ADA593388


Title :   Disturbance of Soil Organic Matter and Nitrogen Dynamics: Implications for Soil and Water Quality


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LAB TN


Personal Author(s) : Garten, Jr , C T


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a593388.pdf


Report Date : 30 Jun 2004


Pagination or Media Count : 136


Abstract : Research was conducted on soil carbon and nitrogen dynamics at Fort Benning, GA, from October 1999 to June 2004. The objectives of the research were to (1) develop a better understanding of the effects of disturbance on key measures of soil quality at Fort Benning, and (2) determine if there are thresholds of soil quality that potentially affect ecosystem recovery or sustainability. The completed research was relevant to SERDP because it addressed several objectives in the Statement of Need No. CSSON-00-03 titled Ecological Disturbance in the Context of Military Landscapes. In particular, the research addressed the SON objective to determine whether there are thresholds in spatial extent, intensity or frequency above and/or below which the natural system cannot sustain identified ecological and/or land use disturbances.


Descriptors :   *ECOLOGY , *LAND USE , *SOILS , *WATER QUALITY , BIOMASS , CARBON , ECOSYSTEMS , MILITARY FACILITIES , NATURAL RESOURCES , NITROGEN , PARTICULATES , RESOURCE MANAGEMENT , SAND , STATISTICS


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Ecology
      Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Water Pollution and Control


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE