Chemical studies on the soils and vegetation of waterlogged habitats in the English Lake District

Eville Gorham

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A study has been made of the nutrient status of some waterlogged soils and their plants in the English Lake District. In passing from relatively inorganic lake muds through semi-aquatic soils to raised bog peats, the amt. of soil acids increases, base saturation declines, and humus N also falls. The changes are most marked at the transition from semi-aquatic to raised bog peats. These changes are reflected in the plants, those from underwater sites being highest in minerals and N and those from raised bogs lowest in both these constituents.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)345-360
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Ecology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1953


  • Chemistry of lake waters/sediments and wetland waters/peats in relation to controlling environmental factors

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