Ecosystem Properties of Urban Land Covers at the Aboveground–Belowground Interface

  title={Ecosystem Properties of Urban Land Covers at the Aboveground–Belowground Interface},
  author={L. Byrne and M. Bruns and K. Kim},
Understanding of ecological differences among urban land covers can guide the sustainable management of urbanized landscapes for conservation of ecosystem services. The objective of our study was to compare ecosystem properties at the aboveground–belowground interface of three land-cover types commonly found in residential landscapes: lawns, bark mulch, and gravel mulch. Using unmowed vegetation as a reference land cover, we measured surface soil variables (to 5 cm depth), CO2 fluxes, and… Expand

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