Soil nitrogen and carbon heterogeneity in woodlands and grasslands: contrasts between temperate and tropical regions

@inproceedings{Prtel2007SoilNA,
  title={Soil nitrogen and carbon heterogeneity in woodlands and grasslands: contrasts between temperate and tropical regions},
  author={M. P{\"a}rtel and Lauri Laanisto and Scott Dean Wilson},
  year={2007}
}
Aim Soil resource heterogeneity is linked to several ecological processes including invasion of woody species into grasslands. Studies from the temperate zone have demonstrated greater soil heterogeneity beneath woody vegetation than beneath grasslands. Woody species have a more widespread and coarser root system than herbaceous species, and may have a competitive advantage in relatively heterogeneous soils. We tested the global generality of greater soil heterogeneity beneath woody vegetation… CONTINUE READING

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