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This article my Morford analyzes the effect that Nitrogen rich bedrock as on the ecosystem in relation to Nitrogen and Carbon cycling through the examination of above ground tree biomass and carbon to nitrogen ratios in the upper 30 cm of soil The study took two plots of coniferous forest in northern California of very similar nature and compared the forest productivity and Carbon storage The two plots analyzed were South Fork MountainSFM and Bear Wallow diorite Complex BWDC The SFM plot is an area of growth on top of mica schist rock The mica shift contains significantly more Nitrogen 682 - 50 mg N kg-1 than the BWDC rock base 55 - 6 mg N kg-1 and this difference in mean content of N is supposed to account for the differences in growth and C storage The N moves into the soil through a process of rock weathering and significantly accounts for the differences in N cycling between the two plots The CN ratio in mineral soil is less in SFM than BWDC however the C and N storage in both soil and biomass is almost double in the SFM analysis than the BWDC The explanation for this is because Nitrogen is the limiting factor to growth in forests the increased availability of N allows for both the growth of more foliage andor higher concentrations of N in the foliage which functions as a means of storage for both C and N Analysis of the SFM plot confirmed this both biomass and N concentration were significantly greater than the comparison plot The methods of this experiment were particularly conscientious and relevant All constants that could be held were and the plots appear to be as similar as possible Concentrations in foliage were found by collecting needles rinsing drying and grinding them up for analysis of C N
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