Determinants of C3 forb growth and production in a C4 dominated grassland

  title={Determinants of C3 forb growth and production in a C4 dominated grassland},
  author={John M. Briggs and Alan K. Knapp},
  journal={Plant Ecology},
Forbs are the most abundant species within the vascular flora of tallgrass prairie and they make the greatest contribution to biodiversity of all growth forms. However, little is known about the factors that determine their productivity and growth rates. The objective of this study was to assess the controls of forb growth (absolute and relative) and production in tallgrass prairie from a long-term burning experiment at the Konza Prairie in NE Kansas. Over the 14-year study, forbs comprised 9… CONTINUE READING
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