Stream nitrate concentrations as observed (circles) and modeled (gray line) over one year at two watersheds monitored by the Coweeta LTER. Annual temperature (black line) shows a clear positive correlation with nitrate concentrations
Brookshire et al 2010
For Further Reading:
Brookshire, E.N. Jack, Stefan Gerber, Jackson R. Webster, James M. Vose, and Wayne T. Swank. 2010. Direct effects of temperature on forest nitrogen cycling revealed through analysis of long-term watershed records. Global Change Biology 17(1):297-308.
Knoepp, Jennifer D. and Wayne T. Swank. 2002. Using soil temperature and moisture to predict forest soil nitrogen mineralization. Biology and Fertility of Soils 36:177-182.
Knoepp, Jennifer D. and James M. Vose. 2007. Regulation of nitrogen mineralization and nitrification in Southern Appalachian ecosystems: Separating the relative importance of biotic vs. abiotic controls. Pedobiologia 51:89-97.