- Minocha, Rakesh
U.S. Forest Service
Atmospheric deposition of nitrogen may cause forest decline or enhance forest productivity depending on the initial nitrogen status of the soil and the rate and duration of nitrogen deposition. Continuous input of nitrogen can move ecosystems towards nitrogen saturation. A major goal of this research has been to develop a set of early physiological and biochemical markers that can assess the positive or negative impacts of nitrogen deposition on forest productivity in asymptomatic forest stands.