Original Articles: Differential Influence of Plant Species on Soil Nitrogen Transformations Within Moist Meadow Alpine Tundra

  title={Original Articles: Differential Influence of Plant Species on Soil Nitrogen Transformations Within Moist Meadow Alpine Tundra},
  author={Heidemarie Steltzer and William D Bowman},
Plant species can influence nitrogen (N) cycling indirectly through the feedbacks of litter quality and quantity on soil N transformation rates. The goal of this research was to focus on small-scale (within-community) variation in soil N cycling associated with two community dominants of the moist meadow alpine tundra. Within this community, the small-scale patchiness of the two most abundant species (Acomastylis rossii and Deschampsia caespitosa) provides natural variation in species cover… CONTINUE READING
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