Does the soil microbiology of chemically restored lowland heath resemble that of native heaths?
Conference: British Ecological Society Annual Meeting
Dates: 7-10 September 2009Abstract:
Lowland heath vegetation can be successfully restored on former pasture by applying eleemntal sulphur to soil. To maintain this community in the long term, the soil microbial must also be restored. We show that the soil microbial community of restored heathland resembles that of native heathland and not pasture.