Nitrogen Mineralization in the Soils of Some Grassland Communities in the Alpine Region of Uludaǧ in Bursa-Turkey


Turkish Journal of Botany, vol.22, no.2, pp.59-63, 1998 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Title of Journal : Turkish Journal of Botany
  • Page Numbers: pp.59-63


Nitrogen mineralization was investigated in controlled conditions (60% WHC, 20°C) in the soil of some alpine grassland communities. A significant correlation was found between the mineralization of nitrogen and certain soil factors (pH, WHC, Total Nitrogen and Organic Carbon). It was concluded that ammonification takes place at higher rates in grasslands which are dominated by Nardus stricta L. (Poaceae) plant species, whereas nitrification occurs at a higher rates in grasslands which are dominated by Festuca cyllenica Boiss. et Heldr. and F. punctoria Sm. (Poaceae).