Soils were collected from forest restorations that were 0, 7, 10, 50 and 100 years old and assessed for soil nutrients, chemistry, and enzymatic activity. Quercus macrocarpa seedlings were planted in each soil type, after 5 months of growth seedlings were destructively harvested. Seedling mass and the colonization rate of their roots by ectomycorrhizal fungi are reported.
The photo accompanying this data collection is of the researchers' germinating Quercus macrocarpa seeds.
Biodiversity | Biology | Forest Biology | Forest Management | Plant Biology
Woods, Michaela J.; Frankenberg, Sarah J.; Juodvalkis, Joseph R.; Lloyd, Mary C.; Cobb, Meredith; and McEwan, Ryan. Seedling growth and soil chemistry in a chronosequence of forest restoration from agriculture. Five Rivers MetroParks Collaboration Data Archive [dataset]. Retrieved from https://ecommons.udayton.edu/mcewanlab_3_data/5