In the face of climate uncertainty, there is a need to understand how the success of current restoration efforts may be impacted in the future. Combinations of biochar and microbial soil amendments were used in a greenhouse study to quantify potential benefits for soil health, water quality, and tree growth parameters in post-mined soil. This dataset represents a comprehensive 6-month greenhouse experiment for shortleaf pine restoration with consideration to climate change under dry, average, and wet moisture regimes. Soil amendments were applied to one year old seedlings replicated across moisture treatments including: biochar, microbial, mixture of biochar and microbial, unamended control, or control with no tree.
College of Forest Resources
Department of Forestry
biochar, shortleaf pine, precipitation regime, climate change, water quality, soil health
Iwamoto, Casey; Siegert, Courtney; Granger, Joshua J.; Poudel, Krishna P.; Polinko, Adam; and Freedman, Zachary, "Biochar and Microbial Soil Amendment Effects on Post-mined Soil for Pinus echinata Restoration in a Changing Climate" (2023). Forest & Wildlife Research Center Publications and Scholarship. 14.