Nitrogen addition and harvest frequency rather than initial plant species composition determine vertical structure and light interception in grasslands

@inproceedings{Petersen2015NitrogenAA,
  title={Nitrogen addition and harvest frequency rather than initial plant species composition determine vertical structure and light interception in grasslands},
  author={Ute Petersen and Johannes Isselstein},
  booktitle={AoB PLANTS},
  year={2015}
}
In biodiversity experiments based on seeded experimental communities, species richness and species composition exert a strong influence on canopy structure and can lead to an improved use of aboveground resources. In this study, we want to explore whether these findings are applicable to agriculturally managed permanent grassland. Vertical layered profiles of biomass, leaf area (LA) and light intensity were measured in a removal-type biodiversity experiment (GrassMan) to compare the canopy… CONTINUE READING

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