Sci Total Environ 2020 Nov 8;743:140829. Epub 2020 Jul 8.
Dept. of Soil Science of Temperate Ecosystems, Dept. of Agricultural Soil Science, University of Göttingen 37073, Germany; Agro-Technological Institute, RUDN University, Moscow 117198, Russia.
The trends of enzyme activities and litter chemistry after abandonment of arable soil and succession of natural vegetation were studied in a deciduous forest zone (Moscow region, Russia). The Luvic Phaeozem chronosequence included an arable field, 3 fields with increasing abandonment periods (7, 11, 35 years), and the soil under natural forest as a reference site (never used for cropland). The activities of four hydrolytic enzymes (β-glucosidase, cellobiohydrolase, β-galactosidase, chitinase) in the topsoil (0-5 cm) were compared with chemical functional groups of plant litter identified by C NMR spectra. Read More