Stable coexistence of contrasted nitrification statuses in a wet tropical savanna ecosystem

@article{Lata1999StableCO,
  title={Stable coexistence of contrasted nitrification statuses in a wet tropical savanna ecosystem},
  author={J C Lata and J. Durand and Robert Lensi and Luc Abbadie},
  journal={Functional Ecology},
  year={1999},
  volume={13},
  pages={762-768}
}
1. Wet tropical savannas are characterized by strong environmental constraints—particularly low soil nutrient availability—associated with high plant productivity. Nitrogen recycling, and especially nitrification, is supposed to be a strong determinant of the balance between conservation and loss of nutrients at the ecosystem level. Savanna facies dominated by the grass Hyparrhenia diplandra (Andropogoneae) are known to exhibit low levels of nitrification and thus avoid nitrate losses. 2… Expand
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