Preliminary study on measurement of intact root respiration of Pinus densiflora seedlings

Nam Jin Noh, Yo Whan Son, Sang Won Bae, Na Yeon Lee, Wooyong Jo, Joung A. Son

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A laboratory study was conducted to measure the intact root respiration (R A) of Pinus densiflora seedlings in May 2010. To investigate the contribution of R A to total soil respiration (R S) and the temporal pattern of intact R A, closed and open-flow root chamber systems were used. The R A of 3-year-old P. densiflora seedlings was 9.83 nmol CO2 g−1 s−1. The R A to R S ranged from 53 to 58%. The intact R A was strongly temperature-dependent (P < 0.001). Continuous measurement using an open-flow chamber system can be useful in minimizing the disturbance of root systems as a short-term measurement. This preliminary study can be applicable to field measurements for the quantification of annual R A in a P. densiflora stand.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)87-90
Number of pages4
JournalForest Science and Technology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • Autotrophic respiration
  • Component integration
  • Root chamber
  • Soil respiration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Forestry
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law


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