Amino acid dynamics across a grassland altitudinal gradient

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  • External authors:
  • Mark Farrell
  • Lynne M. Macdonald
  • Paul W. Hill
  • Sudas D. Wanniarachchi
  • John Farrar
  • Davey L. Jones


Amino acids (AAs) have been the focus of an increasing amount of research in relation to nitrogen fluxes in soils. We use five temperate grassland sites across an altitudinal gradient to establish relationships between soil properties and the size of individual AA pools and their mineralisation rate. Soil and soil solution chemistry, vegetation and microbial community structure, and standing concentrations of free- and peptide-AAs, were quantified. Mineralisation of AAs was universally rapid (t1/2

Bibliographical metadata

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)179-182
Number of pages3
JournalSoil Biology and Biochemistry
Publication statusPublished - 2014