Understanding the mechanisms behind nitrogen loss in soil through leaching of inorganic nitrogen helps us beWer understand mechanisms for retenMon. Hypothesis: we should see different levels of soil inorganic nitrogen in various agricultural treatments, due to the effects these treatments have on soil microbial communities. Fungi use N less efficiently than bacteria. Fungal-dominated soils should have more inorganic N than bacterial-dominated soils.
Christensen, Preston; Waring, Bonnie G.; and Smith, Kenneth, "Linking Ecosystem Nitrogen Retention with Soil Microbial Community Structure" (2017). Biology Posters. Paper 138.