Fire alters ecosystem carbon and nutrients but not plant nutrient stoichiometry or composition in tropical savanna.

@article{Pellegrini2015FireAE,
  title={Fire alters ecosystem carbon and nutrients but not plant nutrient stoichiometry or composition in tropical savanna.},
  author={Adam F A Pellegrini and Lars O. Hedin and Ann Carla Staver and Navashni Govender},
  journal={Ecology},
  year={2015},
  volume={96 5},
  pages={1275-85}
}
Fire and nutrients interact to influence the global distribution and dynamics of the savanna biome, but the results of these interactions are both complex and poorly known. A critical but unresolved question is whether short-term losses of carbon and nutrients caused by fire can trigger long-term and potentially compensatory responses in the nutrient stoichiometry of plants, or in the abundance of dinitrogen-fixing trees. There is disagreement in the literature about the potential role of fire… CONTINUE READING

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