SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL VARIABILITY OF MICROBES IN SELECTED SOILS AT THE NEVADA TEST SITE Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Plutonium decontamination of these sites may involve removal of plants and soil from the sites. After decontamination, the soils may be returned to the site and revegetated. This study was initiated to determine baseline microbial activity and biomass in soils prior to decontamination. Information from this study will aid in determining what measures, if any, will be required to restore microbial populations upon subsequent revegetation of these sites. Analysis showed that soil from beneath shrubs generally had greater active fungi and bacteria, and greater non-amended respiration than soils from interspaces. Temporal variability in the microbial components were found, with total and active fungi, and non-amended respiration being highly correlated to soil moisture at the time of sampling. -from Authors

published proceedings

  • PROCEEDINGS: WILDLAND SHRUB AND ARID LAND RESTORATION SYMPOSIUM

complete list of authors

  • ANGERER, JP||WINKEL, VK||OSTLER, WK||HALL, PF

publication date

  • January 1995