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Transport processes in the soil compartment of natural ecosystems

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Title Transport processes in the soil compartment of natural ecosystems
Period 01 / 1995 - 12 / 2004
Status Completed
Research number OND1288634

Abstract

[Context]: Research on the behaviour of chemical components in order to understand and to quantify their fate in the soil compartment of (natural) ecosystems. [Aim]: To study the fate of (contaminating) compounds in the (un)saturated soil zone. [Methods]: Field monitoring programmes, (pH-stat) soil column experiments, incubation experiments, sequential extractions, simulation models. [Present topics]: Soil acidification, heavy metal mobility and speciation in forest soils, relevance of cation exchange for acid neutralization in the forest floor, phosphorous, sulphur and nitrogen behaviour.

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Researcher Dr. C. van der Salm
Project leader Prof.dr. J.M. Verstraten

Classification

A13000 Soil
A14000 Nature and landscape
D15100 Geochemistry, geophysics
D22400 Ecology

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