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Declining Acidic Deposition Begins Reversal of Forest-Soil Acidification in the Northeastern U.S. and Eastern Canada

Overview of attention for article published in Environmental Science & Technology, November 2015
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Title
Declining Acidic Deposition Begins Reversal of Forest-Soil Acidification in the Northeastern U.S. and Eastern Canada
Published in
Environmental Science & Technology, November 2015
DOI 10.1021/acs.est.5b02904
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Authors

Gregory B. Lawrence, Paul W. Hazlett, Ivan J. Fernandez, Rock Ouimet, Scott W. Bailey, Walter C. Shortle, Kevin T. Smith, Michael R. Antidormi

Abstract

A consistent decreasing trend in acidic deposition levels over the past several decades has led to partial chemical recovery of surface waters. However, depletion of soil Ca from acidic deposition has slowed surface water recovery and led to the impairment of both aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. Nevertheless, documentation of acidic deposition effects on soils has been limited, and little is known regarding the response of soils to ongoing declines in acidic deposition. To address this problem, resampling of soils in eastern Canada and the northeastern U.S. was done at 27 sites exposed to reductions in wet SO42- deposition of 5.7% to 76%, over intervals of 8 to 24 years. Decreases of exchangeable Al in the O horizon, and increases in pH in the O and B horizons were seen at a majority of sites. Among all sites, reductions in SO42- deposition were positively correlated with base saturation (P < 0.01), and negatively correlated with exchangeable Al (P < 0.05) in the O horizon. However, base saturation in the B horizon decreased at one-third of the sites, with no increases. These results are the first to show that some of the effects of acidic deposition on soils have begun to reverse.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 3%
United Kingdom 1 1%
Canada 1 1%
Unknown 76 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 18 23%
Student > Master 13 16%
Researcher 9 11%
Professor > Associate Professor 7 9%
Student > Bachelor 6 8%
Other 15 19%
Unknown 12 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 26 33%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 15 19%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 10 13%
Engineering 3 4%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 3%
Other 6 8%
Unknown 18 23%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 55. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 28 July 2020.
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