Forest soil acidification in the Czech Republic

https://doi.org/10.17221/10155-JFSCitation:Klimo E., Materna J., Lochman V., Kulhavý J. (2006): Forest soil acidification in the Czech Republic. J. For. Sci., 52: S14-S22.
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Damage to forest stands and their decline in the Czech Republic evoked a necessity to elucidate the function of soil in these processes. Main factors affecting acidification of forest soils are assessed in the paper. On the one hand, it refers to natural factors such as properties of soil-forming substrates and species composition of forest stands, on the other hand, to the effects of anthropogenic character such as influences of man-made spruce monocultures and effects of acid depositions. Special attention is paid to the development of forest soils in the Krušné hory Mts., where the effects of acid depositions are highest.

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