|Matzner, E; Zuber, T; Lischeid, G: Response of soil solution chemistry and solute fluxes to changing depostion rates in Matzner, E.: Ecological Studies, Biogeochemistry of forested catchments in a changing environment: a German case study, Springer Verlag, 172, 339-360 (2004), doi:10.1007/978-3-662-06073-5_20|
Soil properties determine to a large extent the functioning of terrestrial ecosystems. Changes in soil solution chemistry and element fluxes with soil solution (seepage) are most important for ground and surface water quality, and in relation to the nutrient uptake by roots. Among other factors, the influences of deposition, tree species, soil properties and hydrology on soil solution chemistry and seepage fluxes in forest ecosystems have been addressed in numerous papers in the past. At our sites the changes in atmospheric deposition in the last two decades were significant (Matzner et al., this Vol., Chap. 14). The effects of these changes on soil solution chemistry and seepage fluxes will be addressed in this chapter.