Fine‐root decomposition characteristics of four typical shrubs in sandy areas of an arid and semiarid alpine region in western China

  title={Fine‐root decomposition characteristics of four typical shrubs in sandy areas of an arid and semiarid alpine region in western China},
  author={Lingxianzi He and Zhiqing Jia and Qing-xue Li and Li-Li Feng and Kaiyue Yang},
  journal={Ecology and Evolution},
  pages={5407 - 5419}
Abstract Background and aims Research into the variability of fine‐root decomposition and nutrient cycling processes in arid and semiarid ecosystems is highly significant not only for investigations of regional and global carbon and nitrogen cycling but also for offering a theoretical basis for vegetation restoration and reconstruction. In particular, information is limited on fine‐root decomposition processes and nutrient releasing characteristics in the high‐altitude Qinghai Gonghe basin… Expand
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