Interrelationships among shrub encroachment, land management, and litter decomposition in a semidesert grassland.

@article{Throop2007InterrelationshipsAS,
  title={Interrelationships among shrub encroachment, land management, and litter decomposition in a semidesert grassland.},
  author={Heather L. Throop and Steven R. Archer},
  journal={Ecological applications : a publication of the Ecological Society of America},
  year={2007},
  volume={17 6},
  pages={
          1809-23
        }
}
Encroachment of woody plants into grasslands, and subsequent brush management, are among the most prominent changes to occur in arid and semiarid systems over the past century. Despite the resulting widespread changes in landcover, substantial uncertainty about the biogeochemical impacts of woody proliferation and brush management exists. We explored the role of shrub encroachment and brush management on leaf litter decomposition in a semidesert grassland where velvet mesquite (Prosopis… CONTINUE READING

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