Boyle, S.I., S.C. Hart, J.P. Kaye, M.P. Waldrop
We evaluated the impacts of two replicated ecological restoration treatments involving tree thinning alone and a combination of ree thinning, forest floor reduction and prescribed burning on soil microbial activity, biomass, and function approximately 8 years after the initial treatments. Taken together, our results suggest that restoration treatments have long-term impacts on the soil microflora in these forests.
Soil Science Society of Ameica Journal