Element cycling in a Belgian pine forest

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The concentrations of elements (Al, K, Ca, Cl, Mg, Mn) in different compartments in a Pinus Sylvestris stand are analyzed using atomic absorption spectrometry and neutron activation analysis. Together with the biomass distribution several aspects are studied i.e. element relative mass and concentration distributions, inter-compartment ratios and mass and concentration related correlations between the elements. Finally, a simple box model is developed to give approximated inter-compartment transfer rates.


Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • PXL - Hogeschool PXL
Place of PublicationHasselt, Belgium
  • PXL - Hogeschool PXL
Publication statusPublished - 30 Apr 2013


  • Scots pine, element distribution, magnesium, chlorine, manganese, aluminum, calcium, potassium, neutron activation analysis, atomic absorption sepctrometry

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