Soil P fractions along an altitudinal gradient

Published: 26 February 2020| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/7z28zj3w5g.1
Xiao Gang Li


We sampled plants and soils (down to 100 cm depth) in grasslands along a 2300 m altitude gradient (mean annual temperature (MAT) from 9 to 0.3°C) between steppes on the Loess Plateau and meadows on the Tibetan Plateau, China. A modified Hedley P fractionation in combination with root and microbial P and phosphatase activity was used to characterize P transformations.