Soil enzymatic activity in deteriorated forest ecosystems in the operation area of the Puławy S.A. Nitrogen Factory
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Institute of Soil Science and Environment Management, University of Agriculture, Leszczyńskiego 7, 20-069 Lublin, Poland
Publication date: 2020-06-18
Acta Agroph. 2001, (51), 7–13
The present research ( 1998-1999) was carried out to evaluate soil enzymatic activity in the deteriorated forest ecosystems within the operation range or the Puławy S.A. Nitrogen Factory. Investigation covered podzolic soils from strong and medium forest pollution zones. Objects from the Puławy Forest Inspectorate were represented, i.e. samples from the Puławy district (Inspectorate Wronów) and Żyrzyn district (Inspectorate Zagórki). The obtained results indicate high degree of soil environment deterioration in the investigated forest habitats, in the form suppressed enzymatic activity and deformation of chemical properties. A significant increase in the enzymatic soil activity with the increasing distance from the nitrogen factory was observed. Changes in the activity of soil enzymes were related to the soil chemical properties.