What does ‘lignoform’ really mean?

Tatti, Dylan; Fatton, Vincent; Sartori, Luna; Gobat, Jean-Michel; Le Bayon, Renée-Claire (2018). What does ‘lignoform’ really mean? Applied Soil Ecology, 123, pp. 632-645. Elsevier 10.1016/j.apsoil.2017.06.037

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Among the many studies devoted to deadwood, very few have considered it in a broader ecosystemic context, especially in relation to the underlying humiferous topsoil. In order to fill this gap, we detail here the concept of lignoforms, humus forms strongly linked to deadwood and mostly ignored by humus forms specialists. After presenting the main characteristics of deadwood, the main actors involved in its life cycle and its important and varied roles in many ecosystems, we explain how to describe and study lignoforms. We also propose new diagnostic horizons for these particular humus forms, as well as a classification system, including an identification key (see Appendix A Identification key for lignoforms). Finally, we discuss some important issues pertinent to continuing to improve knowledge of these common but little studied humus forms.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences HAFL > Resource-efficient agricultural production systems

Name:

Tatti, Dylan;
Fatton, Vincent;
Sartori, Luna;
Gobat, Jean-Michel and
Le Bayon, Renée-Claire

Subjects:

S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)

ISSN:

09291393

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

David Zimmer

Date Deposited:

03 Sep 2019 08:46

Last Modified:

03 Sep 2019 08:46

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.apsoil.2017.06.037

ARBOR DOI:

10.24451/arbor.8036

URI:

https://arbor.bfh.ch/id/eprint/8036

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